In terms of banks, Bank of America Corp. comes in at No. 5, Citigroup Inc. at No. 15 and Wells Fargo & Co. at a hilarious No. 25 considering the
Wells Fargo Fake Account Scandal that they got slapped for just a few years ago. The most ironic part is how any of these companies made the list at all. U.S.-based banks alone have racked up a stunning $200 billion worth of fines over the past 20 years. All can be forgiven if you say the right things, I guess.
At the crux of the matter is that scores are based almost exclusively on subjective values masquerading as objective measures.
The Impact Investor seems to put a lot of emphasis on not investing in fossil fuel companies, thereby pushing up their cost of capital and ultimately increasing prices for those who can least afford them.
Policies have impact; there are consequences for decisions made. Europe is seeing a growing crisis due to
energy inflation. Maybe it had to do with shutting down nuclear plants in the name of ESG? I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t feel very “equitable and inclusive.”
Bitcoin is a permissionless, peer-to-peer value transfer network with increasing functionality on its growing stack of application layers. It has a native asset, undilutable by nation-states and resistant to seizure and censorship.
It banks the unbanked and it banks the debanked, protecting them from the ravages of global hyperinflation — a phenomenon that those in the developing world know far too well.
Bitcoin has no agenda, no values to force upon its user base as a means to appease the capital allocation gods from the likes of BlackRock. Bitcoin just is. Bitcoin just does. Without judgment, without discrimination, without redlining, without opening fake accounts on your behalf, without paying billions of dollars in fines every year, without giving you diabetes or censoring your search results.
Bitcoin is rules without rulers — where everyone is treated equally, because there’s no way to do anything but. Bitcoin is socially responsible money.
This is a guest post by Mickey Koss. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.