We are the cause of the problem.

We think we are more than animals, and have let the instincts of the jackal  drive our history.  Just like animals we compete for mates, we have built the fundamentals of economics, society and war on this basis.

Reason and rational thought is what separates us from animals, yet for most of our history we have not used these skills other than to take advantage of the other.  We have distorted our history in order to dominate over a servant class, to promote slavery.  

We act and live out our lives according to what we believe. Since our beliefs are based on false premises, we produce a dysfunctional society. If we correct this problem, all other problems will go away.