"Society may be defined as a
gathering of individuals for coöperative effort.
social coöperation man
could not achieve the barest fraction of the ends and satisfactions that he has
achieved with it." - Henry Hazlitt
the process of group working
together for their mutual benefit, as opposed to
working individually in
competition for lone benefit.
Many animal and plant species
coöperate both with other members of their own species and with members of
other species engaging in
Devotion to the
economic system has enshrined all the disadvantages and none of the
advantages of social coöperation.
Government is now based on
dissent, in which
delay is a common tactic.
Secrecy is regularly
seldom come to light.
Corruption is ubiquitous in
societies permeated by immorality.
The corporate economic
The myth: individuals,
acting in their own self-interest as
economic agents, engage in economic activities that bring them the greatest
financial rewards thereby maximizing the well-being of
society as a whole.
Past experience with
bankers does not validate this view.
Congressmen defend the
prevailing popular conception
as morality while
dismissing common moral values
as irrelevant, so society
An immoral economic
system compels the moral
decline of a culture.
Such declines are predictable,
systemic and not accidental.
The lifestyle of
corporatism reflects the
"Reason is in all human beings the
an expression of
understanding when pursued
with rational beings in
"Economic freedom is an
essential requisite for political
Enabling people to
coöperate with one
another without coercion or central direction reduces
the exercise of political
power." Milton Friedman
"Man has almost constant occasion for
the help of his brethren.
It is vain for him to expect it from their
He will be more likely to prevail if he can
their self-love in his favor, and show them that it is for their own
advantage." - Adam Smith
Humans are unique
among species in their division of labor.
The ability to
coöperate did not evolve gradually during prehistory.
Mankind has undergone a pacifist
revolution over the last 10 millennium.
10,000 years ago, the blink
of an eye, humans hunted in family
bands, were suspicious of strangers
and fought only when
unable to flee.
only cautiously beginning
to accept the rudiments of trade.
Once people adopt a farm
can no longer flee strangers.
Globally people were forced to develop
the institutions that now
sustain coöperation between strangers -
could do so because of two psychological mechanisms:
a capacity for
rational calculation of the costs and benefits;
empathetic tendency for
reciprocity, which involves a
willingness to repay
kindness with kindness and betrayal with
"Caring for neighbors is essentially
caring for our future." - Tenzin
In hunter-gatherer and early agricultural societies
archeological evidence suggest that ⅓ of deaths may have been because of
The worldwide average rate of violent death now is a little
over 1% of all deaths, certainly
as low as it has ever been.
is a double-edged sword.
The deadliest violence is
perpetrated not by individuals but by groups -
terrorist networks like NATO.
Not only is coöperation the foundation of social trust, it informs
successful acts of aggression between groups - coöperative
chimpanzees, though with more
human beings harness altruism,
skills of rational reflection in pursuit of
To work in
high finance morality must
be checked at the door.
coupled with networked industrial
capital dramatically increase efficiency at making war.
Control of an
inordinate amount of resources allows
confiscation of the fruits
of wage labor through a few strokes on a
keyboard increasing tyranny
over the lives of others while
horrendous acts of
"A wealthy man has as much
chance of reaching heaven as a camel has in passing through the eye of a
needle."- Jesus the
"Where is the moral
outrage in this nation?"- Michael Boshears, 2005
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forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
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deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass
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family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
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corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
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