Consensus Financial Standard - 1st OWS Demand
Yesterday, I attended a meeting that included a Board Member of the organization known as ASTM International. I learned about how the organization helps people, professionals, companies, and others to create a methodology for achieving a mutually beneficial outcome to a problem that each shares - often at odds with each other, but all agree that everyone wins when the game is fairly played.
My question was...are there any topics that are off the table? For example, how about I get a few youth from Occupy Wall Street, and others from Goldman Sachs, AARP, Bank of America, the Federal Reserve and the NYC public unions to arrive at how transparency can be a hallmark of American finance...you know, stop this greed thing.
The response was dead serious, to my utter appreciation, because I was dead serious.
There is a way. First thing to do is getting a manageable group to agree to do it...that is agree to work out a solution to this transparency problem...providing public value to financing the engine of American capitalism.
Is this a pipe dream? Who will take the first step?