Business information has exploded at all levels. The ability to synthesize overwhelming amounts of information isn't only a challenge in public affairs and politics -- it's also an increasing problem in organizations.
There is a saying in the Business Process Management (BPM) world: "If you can model it, you can monitor it, and if you can monitor it, you can improve it." BPM can help foster innovation through streamlined processes.
We can see why America as a whole is slowly transforming into a land where production takes a backseat to self-preservation. This creates a system where nothing is produced except for excuses.