Problem solving

By labeling a bundle of problems with a single conceptual label, we make dealing with that problem easier - provided we're not interested in solving it.

Phrases like "urgently needed measures for combating unemployment" roll easily off the tongue if we don't have to do anything about unemployment. A simple label can't make the complex nature of a problem go away, but it can so obscure complexity that we lose sight of it. And that, of course, we find a great relief.

Dietrich Dörner, The logic of failure