"The problems that we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." A systems approach is needed.
We need to recognize that in our society now everything affects everything all the time. We can’t focus on a single line of policy interventions in any of the issues that we face - with the economy, the climate, education, health care, etc. - unless we understand what all the major factors are affecting the system. That is the only way we can hope to turn vicious cycles into virtuous ones.