I find myself more and more convinced at the futility - and therefore net harmfulness - of schemes of social, political, economic and any other kind of reform.
What happens is that I will often enjoy and appreciate the 'critique'-orientated 'introduction' to reform schemes, in which there is a description and analysis of the problems. But then, when it comes to making suggestions of how things might be improved, I just become escalatingly irritated and annoyed - and quit in disgust!
Not because the proposed improvements are 'wrong' but because They Will Not Happen; indeed they cannot happen.
The reason that they won't/ can't happen is the same reason that they haven't already happened but instead the opposite has happened - and that reason is the motivation of the people involved.
My professional life has been spent in various institutional settings - universities, medicine - including both hospitals public health administration, and scientific research. All had very significant problems which (in a technical sense) could have been solved quite simply but weren't - and instead all of them suffered multiple harmful changes culminating in bureaucratic/ totalitarian takeover.
The same applies at every level of scale - from the smallest business, through local and national government up to international relations. We can see how, in theory, things 'might' be made better; but in actuality things have systematically and incrementally become worse.
Why? Because of the real motivations of the people involved. For example, in educational institutions hardly anybody is - even in the slightest degree, really interested in education. None of the bureaucrats, very few teachers, even fewer students - and extremely few parents-of-students (who mostly pay for education; one way or another).
People are interested in salary, status, power, sex; they are interested in marks and grades and certifications; they are interested in moral self-advertisement, snobbery, politics... But hardly anybody, anywhere, ever, is interested in education.
And that is the real problem. And that is the problem in all the situations around and about.
And, as a strong generalisation - over a timescale of several or many decades, people's motivations are getting worse; not better.
And, absent an awakening to something like Romantic Christianity, this worsening of motivations will certainly continue (nothing to stop it!).
And that is why schemes of reform are futile.