Government institutions exist to deal with society's problems. But most suck at it because they are designed all wrong. They are based on outdated theories of human behavior, use complicated processes borrowed from other fields and times, and aim to handle problems, not solve them. It’s then no surprise that those systems function to worsen poverty and oppression.
But what if instead we gave people the agency and option to choose a pathway towards success? What if we connected people to in-community supports so that they have enough resources to focus on their future? What if we taught people the skills they need to get out and stay out? What if we made the process so simple that most could easily navigate themselves to a beneficial outcome? And what if we then rewrote our laws to make that how it just always worked?
Because if we did all that, then those systems would function in a way that actually creates justice.
This is our formula for justice: