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Robinhood Traders, Unite in a Stock Strike

Robinhood traders and young investors have been a big factor in this year’s gravity-defying bull market.

That means they have the markets over a barrel.

I have long thought about how new forms of general strikes could have more impact than marches and other watery campaigns. If large numbers of traders agreed to pull out a mere 5-10% of the value of their portfolios on the same day in a stand against, say, climate change, the powers that be would be forced to stand up and pay attention.

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Idea Sketch: Carbon League of America

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Local groups organized through employers get together to plant trees. The groups make up a larger national network called the Carbon League of America that as whole would represent a massive endeavor to capture carbon that people have pumped into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. A 2019 research project by the Crowther Lab in Switzerland showed the earth has a lot of extra space for planting trees, enough to put a major dent in this accumulation. The work would extend to protecting existing forests and helping them flourish.