Maybe I'm being unfair, maybe things can't be fixed. Human beings have such capacity for creativity but have also always had an equal capacity for cruelty. We might like to think we have evolved beyond this but perhaps it is our baser instincts in control - survival of the fittest, by any means necessary.
We are still a relatively young species but our creativity could be our undoing just as much as our cruelty. We have moved beyond just needing to protect and feed the tribe - in these times of climate change and ever growing population the tribe is now the whole of humanity.
We need to seek out the right opportunities and maybe that means doing our own thing, finding our own way instead of relying on (and being slaves to the ever changing whims of) these large entities.