Neoclassical economics claims that “greed is good”—by following one’s own self-interest, “all boats rise.” Unfortunately, we have evidence—from biology to anthropology to sociology to economics—that it simply isn’t true. Only through pro-social, cooperative behavior can we all thrive. It’s time to put these principles into practice as we collectively tackle Coronavirus.
Where Do Pro-Social Institutions Come From? By Pseudoerasmus
Bribery, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Prosocial Institutions by Michael Muthukrishna
How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic. By David S. Wilson and Dag O. Hessen
Are We Cooperative or Competitive? Our View Shapes the Economy by Sandra Aamodt
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