Voting on the blockchain. 

There’s an idea called liquid democracy where votes can either be used or delegated to someone of your choice. It’s a cool theory (described in more detail in link), but has its flaws. A startup called Sovereign believes that they can solve the flaws with blockchain. |learn more

Railcar politics on Goose Island. 

Railroad cars have long been a source of leverage and power over commercial adversaries. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly owned most of the tank cars in the US, which gave them power over the mighty railroads. Now, little known Iowa Pacific Holdings is stashing extra railcars on Goose Island to the dismay of landlords & developers. learn more