The Current Mechanism of Failure

I can tell you exactly what the problem in this country is right now. The machinery of production has failed. We need to get out of three or four foreign wars and pay attention to the home front. On the home front top management isn't paying attention to its bottom line workers, and has fired its middle managers who can deliver feedback to get the machinery running in smooth order again. The education system has failed too. It threw out the reasonableness standard with its emphasis on technology and meeting production quotas, when most of the work is actually quite mundane and routine maintenance. Or was I born yesterday?