Interlock USA: COVID, Racism, the Economy, and Climate Change

BY CHRISTIAN SARKAR & PHILIP KOTLER

The USA is showing us how wicked problems are interlocked. How one feeds the other and the next and the next. In a society where power is corrupt, society loses its legitimacy. Not only is the social contract shredded, but so is our Constitution.

The news is making our case daily, as is Trevor Noah:

The point is this: we are going to have to work on these wicked problems simultaneously – the Wicked 7.

We must fix:

  • systemic racism
  • systemic inequality
  • systemic corruption
  • systemic healthcare
  • systemic violence
  • systemic corruption
  • systemic justice

That’s it. How do we redesign society? How do we redesign the social contract – so it works for all. (And yes, corporations are part of the social contract.)