Stumbled across, well, it showed up in my blogroll, an interesting article on the Cerias blog about problem solving and our tendency to try to cure the symptoms instead of solving underlying issues. Mostly computer stuff but nothing technical and maps to pretty much any culture.

As a result, we develop fragile monocultures that have a particular set of vulnerabilities, and then we need to spend a huge amount to protect them. ~ Solving Some of the Wrong Problems.