Citigroup might gain a bit more cash in the short term through another merger, but it’s already burned through 25 billion dollars in government handouts in just a few weeks. Mergers are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
We need strong action, from both the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the U.S. Congress, but even S. Res. 709, the resolution to urge the ICCAT to work faster, wasn’t finished on time.
When you’re taking high school physics and all objects are portrayed as dots or perfect spheres, then on paper at least it’s not too hard to predict the interplay of forces. But off the page, objects and the fields in which they interact are not