[ 7/8/20 ]
There isn’t one singular problem – there are many classes of problems – likely always will be.
Probably the single biggest issue for humanity is a failure to understand that all emergent levels of complexity are based on new levels of cooperation – and that competition is the enemy of both security and freedom.
Purely competitive systems must necessarily remove liberty, and must pose a risk to the continuance of the level of complexity that allowed them to emerge.
If we wish to continue to exist as a species, we must understand this systemic reality.
Adherence to dogma that equates competitive markets with freedom is now actually putting our continued existence at risk. And it is a very deeply complex topic.
Security and freedom are maximised with cooperative systems – all levels. No logical escape from that.