Cooperation Beats Competition; Pro-Sociality Beats Self-Interest


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

You Might Have Earned It, But Don’t Forget That Your Wealth Came from Society by Ryan Avent

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

Here Is Why Economics Is Built on a Monumental Mistake by
Jag Bhall

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