Are you happy with the way things seem to be going in America? The world we live in is rapidly changing. Over the next 30 years, will America’s systems that were designed for the 20th century be sufficient to handle the problems we face in the 21st century? Problems like the cost of healthcare, poor educational outcomes, political gridlock, self-interest influences, excessive government spending, the impact of globalization and technological innovation on future employment opportunities, income inequality, and affordable housing all seem insurmountable – but they are not, if we consider how they interrelate. We will go beyond analyzing these problems to finding economically, socially and politically acceptable ways to mitigate them. We will apply a recent provocative approach and set of solutions developed in conjunction with Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute’s Wicked Problems Perspectives Working Group. Each week you will receive a handout that describes what we will be discussing, any videos (usually Ted Talks) to be shown in class, articles to read and a set of study questions. Come join us for an exciting and informative semester! No class on 5/27/19.