Institutional Short-Sightedness

For some reason, societal decisions are short-sighted and reactive.

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Our institutional structures (perhaps unwittingly) seem to condone reactive short-term measures instead of pro-active long-term solutions. Short-term measures correlate with the loudest buzz in popular media. I suspect this observation may be consistent across all aspects of society - healthcare, security, privacy, politics, economics and so on. In decreasing order of preference:

Here’s an article - IT’S TIME TO BUILD by Adreessen Horowitz.