I believe we create a lot of our own problems. Take the patent system. Someone has a great idea, and the culture is ‘develop that, patent it, live off the proceeds. Never work again!’. Brilliant. Encourage people capable of great ideas into putting effort into protecting them, when we could encourage them to have more ideas.
Here is an idea. How about we look at all the bad ideas out there, and pay those responsible to just stop thinking. That should create some space.