The world faces many problems – some of these are root problems which, if we strike at them first, will make it far easier to solve many other problems:
1. Corrupt Campaign Financing Laws: Even if we find good solutions, as long as politicians hear the campaign funders more than they hear the people, and are too busy raising cash, our democratic votes and voice becomes near irrelevant. Laws are passed which help those who hold the most cash, not society at large. Tag things with rootstrike1I think #3: Online Censorship Through Blocking and Overly Restrictive Copyright might not be "root problem," but #2: Media Distraction and Bias is another huge one. I can see myself using the one and two tags quite a bit.