There's a great deal of collective discontent today – but most people don't understand why. Our culture's fundamental problem is excessive materialism and reckless greed. Instead of pursuing a greater good, too many of us are motivated by selfishness. Greedy tycoons spend huge sums to buy politicians via expensive elections. Expensive elections force politicians to cater to rich donors who demand a return on their investment. Consequently, most laws, policies, and appointments are corrupted by the need to serve rich campaign donors. This bias weakens our country overall, especially hurting the working poor and ethnic minorities. It has taken me years to understand what went wrong in our world. Now that it's clear, I plan to shine the beacon of hope and the light of truth so we can fix this mess.