The Big 3

What are the BIG issues facing our world today?   I mean the BIG ones, the ones that if you tackled them, you'd be tackling the right issues.


For me

1.  The growing gap between the rich and the poor.

In my mind this is the big number one, because it impacts everyone.

2. Racism/Nationalism/Ethnic bias

The number one and number two are related, for sure.

3. Violence and the easing access to weaponry

I put this one here because it ratchets up the first two, and makes for a literally explosive situation, in neighborhoods and between nations.

Some one could probably argue that Climate Change should be on this list.  I hear that.  In my mind climate change is connected strongly with the distribution of wealth in number one.  But, if you wanted to name it as a separate item, I get it.