What about in healthcare? The Pandemic (COVID) highlight issues with a critical shortage in trained personnel, equipment, and supplies. The timespan can be considered catastrophic if the focus is on those that died because they could not get the resources they needed. Since COVID it seems that many health departments have developed plans for critical shortages and how to classify people's conditions and ration care.
Thank you, great essay. Reminds me of parts of "The Age of Unreason" by Charles Handy, but that was from the 1990s guessing at what most working people would experience. Curious if anyone thinks Handy's "portfolio professional" aligns with career paths for those hoping to invent. This definitely hits on many experiences I have had in my career as I have moved to different organizations.