Thanks for another thought-provoking article, Courtney. The caution about moonshot language and the associated expectation it can conjure of easy, technical fixes to complex, systemic problems is well-warranted. In a recent study by some of my colleagues, a characteristic of widespread social changes was that the average length of time to achieve it…
If I had the fortitude to hold down the button long enough, I’d clap a thousand times! Very in line with my & David Thompson’s ongoing work on what grappling with wicked problems looks like in the 21st C: https://medium.com/@michebox/sound-smart-change-nothing-66e414595921
A strong article which points to the very root of the issue — that we’re unwilling to admit that there are systemic issues at the very root of the system that need to be dug out, brought into the sunlight and air, and properly fixed.