Forbes’ Robert W. Wood is clearly feeling conflicted these days, as he asks:
I’ll resist too much editorializing for now and simply urge as many Brockers and Sandboxers as possible to get over there and help Mr. Wood (and his trusty side-kick Lesperance) to get in touch with their inner consciences and come out forcefully on the right side of history.
There is nothing inevitable about FATCA except that our grandchildren will surely be reading about it in school some day. There is still plenty of time to change the course of history, as Nelson Mandela taught the entire world. This is hardly the time to give up, and methinks Mr. Wood just needs a bit more cogent and positive encouragement. Remember, we’re all basically on the same side, so let’s start getting it together.