Our "Big" Problem

To a remarkable degree in a country that can’t agree on much of anything lately, people across the political spectrum share a belief that something is fundamentally wrong with (to use a term from late-60s radicalism) “the establishment.” 

Although we define the establishment by vastly different criteria, we’re remarkably close on what we find objectionable about it.  It’s become too big and unmanageable, crushing far too much of what it encounters—not least of which is ordinary people and their values.

I would submit that the underlying problem here, as yet imperfectly grasped and articulated, is that we now live in an environment of oppressive gigantism.