We had a space race with the Soviet Union to see who could be the first to put a man on the moon. What I want to see is an Earth race, with Japan, with China, with India, with Europe, to see who can invent the clean technologies to allow mankind to continue living here on Earth in a sustainable way. This is for engineers. We’re only going to innovate our way out of this problem, we’re not going to regulate our way out of it.

Tom Friedman (via soupsoup)

I think we’re at an important point in history. As our world gets more and more complex, a few white dudes in Washington won’t be able to solve the world’s problems with the words in a 2,000 page regulation. The processes of making money will always outsmart and outpace the speed at which regulations are written, whether this is in Wall Street or Healthcare.