Imagine that there was a universal holding account for all the taxes collected from every American. At any time, anyone can monitor how much money was in this account but no individual could gain access to the funds. Now imagine that there was an app created that allowed every American with a smartphone to submit ideas for new laws and environmental preservation acts with a proposed budget displayed next to it. Anyone could view the laws proposed and vote for or against the law. If people wanted an expensive act put into play, taxes would increase accordingly and if they voted to appeal a law, taxes would go back down. People could submit ideas for laws on a national, state, regional or local level effectively replacing the need for a governor or even a president to make the kind of changes a society needs to function correctly. Just food for thought.