We need systems that rely on engagement, communication, and a sense of common purpose and identity.

mk: Nice article. In some sense this should be obvious to any human being, but for some reason, particularly in the US (IMHO), the idea that selfish behavior drives the majority of decisions has reigned supreme for a long time despite evidence to the contrary in our everyday lives.

Even so, I would have predicted Wikipedia to fail. Its success has modified my view of the robustness of altruistic systems. Funny that Jimmy Wales is an self-described 'Objectivist'.

It's almost comical to see Harvard Business pick up on the altruism scent and say: "40%? Hey, we can profit from this!?"

BTW, WTF Greenspan. Are you serious?


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