Something, many things, aren't working. We want something new. Directions are not yet discernible. After a long patch when institutions seemed immutable -- a season when we tried to manipulate institutions or tinker with their margins -- we want something new. But what that new something will look like, we'll only find out in the living of its birth.
2012 could be an exciting year. Despite the vast inertia of all that is, the year is not likely to bring only what we now imagine.