This is one where you might want to watch the content before commenting.
It seems to me that saying “guys this really isn’t a big deal” the same week all these kids got slaughtered in their own school seems a bit tasteless.
“Given this, Corey’s usage of ‘Wicked Problem’ would seem more a marketing tag line (Clink the Wicked) than assessment based in reality.”
Not going to lie, I find this accusation offensive. You are calling me a ghoul, accusing me of trying to do opportunistic “marketing” over the corpses of dead Americans. I don’t know why you continue to assume I am working in such bad faith. I assure you, if I was going for “clickbait” I’d go for something far more provocative than the title I chose.
This isn’t a marketing piece. It is a carefully researched 8-hour (!) discussion with Ken about the unique problem of gun violence in America, which is worse than other nations by orders of magnitude. And it’s an attempt to look at as many different factors as we can, and to maybe even suggest some solutions across the quadrants that may have an impact.
The definition of a “wicked problem” is any multi-factored problem that does not have a simple solution, but instead requires a number of interventions across a number of quadrants.
And this problem is particularly “wicked”, because while I don’t have much use for words like “evil”, there is no other word to describe killing kids in their own school. Which is something that does not happen in any other country. That feels about as wicked as it gets. Trying to sweep this very real problem under the carpet of statistical noise is not helpful, either to us as a community, or to the communities that have been affected by gun violence. We even have people in our own small integral community who have been victims of these mass shootings.
“Why this topic of all the topics out there? - and - Are these topics started with an end goal in mind?”
Because, when it comes to the Ken Show, I select the topics, and I try to choose topics that a) our audience is interested in, b) that are culturally relevant, c) that integral solutions may actually be able to help with.
(My co-hosts typically select the topics for our shows together, but for the Ken Show, I am producing it from top to bottom.)
Yes, fatherlessness is one of the many factors we discuss. But it is clearly not the primary factor, because other countries also have comparable divorce rates (also consume much of the same media, play the same video games, etc.) yet no where near as much gun violence. Blaming our gun violence entirely on fatherlessness is about as useful as Ted Cruz blaming it on doors.