Alternatively, be a whinging ex pat.
You don't change society, you ensure society works.
You are in Ireland, I am in The UK. Yesterday, due to the Chinese government devaluing their currency, both our governments had less money to spend. Today, because the Chinese government cut interest rates, both governments have about 30% of it back.
One reason we wage our fists at politicians is that they are impotent. Westminster used to make decisions that had knock on throughout the world. Parish pump these days...