The failings of the status quo are evident everywhere one looks: our (lack of) energy policy, our political dysfunction, our bankster economy, our culture of violence. Each in its way represents a threat to the vitality of the United States, to the standard of living of most of its people, to its role in the world. Over time these failings have ossified and become structural. Left unaddressed much longer, these threats will become existential.
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
—W. Edwards Deming