Economic security.We are currently short 20 M jobs, there are about a million 99ersIncome inequality and more importantly, wealth inequality has not been this great since the guilded age – average net worth of $5 for africanamerican women in her prime working years.College access, completion, tuition increases.Retirement? Defined benefit to 401K: Median Account balance for someone in their 50s earning $60K (average is 44K) = $102KWe can’t afford what we have, but we’re not sure how to replace it.My next thing? Working on the “gig” – not sure if social innovation or eco-devo, but we need more biz in box approaches.
Open Gov Directive – transparency, openness, accountabilityDataSocial media Next phase: governing…social innovation gets us close. An App in Brasil takes real time votes in the Brazilian legislature and replicates them online, so you can see how close the legisltators are to the people in the district they represent.Blending of public, private, philanthropic missions – you can see this will new business entities – community benefit corporation (MD), 3 states with L3Cs, ISO 14000, B Corp, etc. Can see with contests – apps for democracy, open planning efforts.311 (NY, Chicago, SF)Social innovationBig, big, change.
You’ve spent the whole term talking about sustainability so I’m not going to elaborate much, only point you to a conceptual argument that’s occurring – deeper than semantics.This is what’s behind happiness index, Dan Pink, “do work that matters” etc. the return of behavioral economics.
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Three Wicked Problems:Why they’re wicked and what that implies about solving them<br />Kristin Wolff, Aspiring Rainmaker<br />May 27, 2010<br />