Greed has a signature of pathology. We think of its driving force but too little of its weakness. Imagine a flock of flamingo filtering rich algae then rushing to the sky. Imagine terrified bankers.
There was not a run on the banks by depositors in the streets to withdraw their savings. Rather, it was an escalating and terrifying run on the banks in effect by the banks themselves, which would reproduce the events of 1929.
The very vast majority of us around the world do not choose greed but fail under it, a Ponzi promoted as security, vinegar sold as sugar, fools and Republicans telling us greed is wise.
The sky is ours, but we have nowhere to fly.