Wicked Problems

The subject of wicked problems is discussed in Rethinking Wicked Problems.

The following wicked problems in Israel contribute a lot of heat to the political discourse:

  • Place of religion in Israel (Israel as a state of Jews vs. Israel as a Jewish state).
  • Civil rights of Israeli Arabs vs. security of Jews by their being majority. By extension, dealing with the Palestinian refugee problem.
  • How best to help the hungry and poor in Israel.
  • Traffic accidents – human factors vs. infrastructure factors.
  • Balance of the right to make money by one’s efforts with the governance-distorting political clout caused by being very rich.

On the other hand, the problem of optimal management of the health system and health insurance does not appear to be a wicked problem.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

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