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As a former director of strategy for David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Steve Hilton showcases his ambitious vision when he examines society’s ills. He discusses how to make politics, government, business, education, health care and other activities more human, responsive and functional. He draws examples of problems and solutions from multiple countries, and shares surprising ideas about how to make the world a better place. Hilton calls for changes and proposes solutions. His prescriptive analysis makes a lot of sound, innovative points. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this rich conversation starter.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the system is broken across many areas of society,
  • How today’s social system is inhuman and
  • What strategies you can use to make the world better and more human.

About the Authors

Steve Hilton is a former director of strategy for David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Hilton is CEO and co-founder of



Broken Systems

Everywhere you look, society’s handling of its functions has become dysfunctional. Arenas as distinct as government, education and health care all share similar weaknesses. Their systems often are inhuman and unresponsive. These standardized, bureaucratized and centralized systems treat people as numbers. Decision makers are distant from the people their decisions affect. The people in charge aren’t necessarily evil. The tragedy is that so many intelligent people who want to do good end up failing, or they do bad things because they work in an inhuman system. People in modern society should identify what doesn’t work, and should ask tough questions about what might work better.

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