“When you are confronted by a complex, emergent problem, don’t try to pick out the one lever that is the key to the whole thing. There is no one lever. Instead, try to reform whole institutions and hope that by getting the long-term fundamentals right you’ll set off a positive cascade to reverse the negative ones. There are six or seven big institutions that are fundamentally diseased, from government to banking to housing to entitlements and the tax code.”

– David Brooks, as quoted by Stan Olson, asking bishops to consider it in light of theological education.