Similar structures are influencing german politics towards wrong decisions too… Annie Leonhardt and the makers of The Story of Stuff (also of Electronics, Cosmetics, Bottled Water) present a story about politics, money and investments. The Story of Broke:
The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money.