Corporatism

Corporatism is the problem. An organizational structure designed to distribute authority and responsibility to minimize failure has been perverted into one that relies on failure by design. While failure by design grew out of the realization that to maintain sales, products that last for ever are undesireable and so planned obsolescence is a market desideratum, I am not sure how the corporate structure got infected. Certainly, governmental corporate entities were designed with fail-safe provisions and non-governmental corporations used to envy that feature. But, instead of setting up internal checks and balances to ensure corporate stability and lingevity, there has been a decades-long effort to make governmental entities more like the private sector and induce failure. It is almost as if failure has become a desideratum, something to brag about.