If we wish to thrive on an earth rich in species and in environments that support the health of all, then private aggrandizement and business profit must be tempered by more enduring values, such as family, community, sustainability, and true democracy. If we wish to be represented by truly transparent governments where all citizens have a voice, then the current fusion of corporate, financial, and political elites must be held legally accountable for their crimes and superseded by elected officials who serve the will of the people.