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Where have all the Big Ideas gone?

Global problems require Global solutions but a unified approach to shared problems is nothing if not conspicuous by its absence.

Key issues here are that ineffective solutions supporting and cultivating piecemeal or reductive and iterative engagement with such complex, distributed problems are the primary artefacts and policy idioms that tend to percolate to ascendancy through the grammars and orthodox systems of belief, behaviour and institutional governance, oversight and self-validation we (all) inhabit. The sophistication and perspicacity of sustainable strategy required may have been comprehensively identified by some of those with influence to shape these debates but the systems of decision-making and policy selection themselves suffer from an endemic adversarial tribalism of aggregate self-interest that all but guarantees only median and not-entirely efficient approaches are ever deployed.

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