It could be that we need to dig really deep and identify the "genetic" cultural influences beneath American attitudes and behavior.
If that is the basic problem, a cultural psychopathy of greed and grabbing, then what is the solution? How do we change a culture that is so deeply embedded that it is blasphemy to even discuss it? I don't think there is a step by step solution, it's just got to be eroded over a long period of time, probably with moments of lurching forward on the momentum of one disaster or another (Great Depression, peak oil, climate change, school shootings, etc.)
Not very happy and optimistic, I'll admit. But, you can't solve a problem until you understand what the problem is...
The genetic cultural question is a good one. I think homosapiens are predisposed to behaviors that proved helpful over the last hundred thousand years. Self organizing and ability to co-operate on a large scale are a biggie despite what libertarians and crack pot Ayn Randians would believe.
I remember reading in Mark Twains autobiography that a great change came over the country as a result of the California gold rush.the overall tone became open greed and get rich quick. It's an american thing.
Then there's the big transformation that happened during WW11 and the cultural changes that resulted. The guiding hand thru much of this were the Roosevelt's of course. I believe that Franklin and Eleanor could foresee the coming unleashed forces after war time and the threats they would pose, yet again, on ordinary Americans and our form of government. Hence his Economic Bill of Fights.
Sadly this did not happen and the war effort gave birth to peace time consumerism.
That seems to be the guiding organizing principle to our culture more so than the 'enlightenment trinity' of liberty, equality, and fraternity referenced in earlier linked WEF precariat article.
All of this is one of choice but there are vested interested in the status quo that have successfully limited those choices thru propaganda, tribalism, fraud aind fear to keep the system going.
The boomers were constantly flattered by the media landscape for decades and the status quo was maintained. Gen X's have been mostly ignored as they represent less voting and economic power. The millenials on the other hand seem to have a pretty good grasp of the challenges they face and the environment that they have been given is much different than previous generations. The end of organized human life is very much part of the scenery for them and they have the challenge of trying to make changes to avoid that future while getting resistance from the status quo. The gun protest comes to mind. They recognize this is their fight and so will be many more. Luckily they have the votes to make that change possible. Hopefully, they will be able to avoid the cultural traps of tribalism, consumerism and selfishness that has marked the generations ahead of it.