The other option is:
Grassroots + blockchain (transparent, open and public, immutable ledgers)
Please watch this video:
(Video enbeded into update)
It is not that anyone didn't already know all this. Namely that red tape of any organization burns money in its day to day running costs. What we as people often do is that we take what we believe to be "the easy way" and what often seems to be "the safe way" as per what we we taught to believe.
What we don't seem to be doing is showing the general public by example HOW IT CAN BE DONE.
We have all heard of "Grassroots", most understand that this generally means what it originally was meant to suggest. Namely an initiative that is started by ordinary every day people, for the good of the people.
What most people have not heard about are immutable ledgers, and the fact that these ledgers can be transparent, open and public.
This is where blockchains are the answer. (or other such chains as decentralized acrylic graphs).
We have the means to ensure a transparent, open and public grassroots initiative, in which every single transaction is immutable.
Anyone at any time can see who, what, how, when and where and let's add to that 'To whom'.
SO WE CAN SET THE PACE, WE CAN SHOW BY OUR OWN EXAMPLE
HOW TO DO IT USING WHAT IS ALREADY AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.
& NO there can be no case of what we see happening in the above video.
So rather than sitting back and complaining or whinging about how others are doing things wrong, let's do them right.
This is how we can change the path we take towards our future.
Appreciate your time,
Hope that you can take a moment and think about it and join in on the initiative.
Yours truly, on behalf of @bushfires .info