The chances are that if you speak to a random stranger in most western countries today they’ll give you a variant of « the system is broken. »
They may be talking about the organisation or company they work for, their children’s’ school or university, the health system, or the whole government of the country. The older among them will also say, truthfully, that it wasn’t always like that and that things generally worked better in the past. Younger people, having grown up in a society where nothing worked, have lower expectations, and often a more fatalistic attitude.
But if the system is broken, what are we going to do? Well, when something is broken, you usually try to fix it. But after forty years during which the system has been deliberately and continuously broken for political and financial profit, it’s now too late. Attempts to rescue the system will only create more problems.
So the system, in all its manifestations, is broken beyond repair. Now what?