Fixing Our Broken Systems

TED Radio Hour show

Summary: <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; color: black; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000; font-family: Arial;" size="3" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: black; font-family: Arial;">We depend on rules, guidelines, and laws to provide structure, order, and function. But too often these systems fail us, especially those people most in need of the benefits they provide. Three TED speakers propose how to fix our broken systems. Attorney Philip Howard says we live in a legal minefield, especially teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of lawsuits. Jane McGonigal explains why video games might be our best hope for solving the world’s most challenging issues. Psychologist Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; color: black; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"></span></p>