Institutional Inability to Take Action on Climate, and Other Things
The ultimate effect of all these social failings of short-termism, elitism, gigantism, instability, unreliability, unsustainability and Dark Money divisiveness is that people living in society today find ourselves institutionally incapable of taking action on the challenges of our times, such as climate, and other changes in our changing times that require us to take action at the scale of climate and in the time of climate, as Earthlings living together on one shared Earth.
We keep expecting that the institutions we inherited from the 20th Century will be equal to the challenges we are facing in the 21st Century.
They are not.
Not because they are falling into dysfunction (which they are), but because they are just not right for the job. Their dysfunction is a consequence of their not-rightness; their not-rightness is not a consequence of their dysfunction.
Which means “fixing” our broken institutions won’t make the right for the challenges we have to meet today.
We need to innovate.
We need new institutions, 21st Century institutions, through which to meet the new challenges we face in our changing times, today, in the 21st Century.