Whether it is climate change, immigration, or income inequality, America seems incapable of making progress on solving complex problems. In fact, it seems that the country is locked in a downward cycle of incivility and polarization. In an interview I did last year with Big Think, I discussed three specific areas where institutional changes can occur that could increase active public participation on what seem to be eternally gridlocked issues.
Well worth watching. Better idea dissemination, doing a better job with education and better participatory processes would go a long way.
Of course, perhaps higher employment levels would do so also.