The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable.
The author wants some assurance that her money will back a successful venture or at least one that has a real business plan and qualified management. She wants management to be required to show how they spent her funds, but no platform requires this.
So, rather than regulate it, she wants to get rid of it. Perhaps the author should just stay with the stock market.