No, not the idea, but the place it’s seen.
What we need is a good idea. Lots of good ideas.
In this regard, we just may be in luck, because we are higher primates, with enormous frontal lobes, capable of dazzlingly complex thought. And while we wouldn’t even be able to make a pencil if left to our own devices – no single person knows how to mine graphite, make rubber or paint etc – we’re not individuals, we’re a species. Our collective intelligence is both extraordinary and infinite.
Which is just as well. Because if it was left to our governments, we might as well get in the suicide pills now.
Have we really just had the Observer editorial telling us that markets work and planning doesn’t?