A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?

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  1. The world never changed into a positive sum game…. primarily due to colonialism Wealth transferred from non-western world to Western world, whole western societies were built at the cost of others, huge damage was caused to non western world in terms of wealth, education, language, culture, ethics, psychology, ….and this accumulated wealth lead to a potential difference between global south & global north which will take centuries to go back to equilibrium state at natural pace… Its a system where one way net flow of goods, services , talent , knowledge and opportunities occurs; from global south to global north

    The world was always a zero sum game, it still is and will always be; global north flourishes at cost of global south

  2. Please look up to "the Venus project" it offers solution to most of the problems we face today.War, poverty, hunger, starvation, illnesses, crime, deprivation, human suffering can be solved with THE VENUS PROJECT. It offers method to achieve better world

  3. Прости, приятель, но ты живёшь в России, и никакой "инновации" тебе не видать.

  4. Zero sum game thinking is still around, here & there. Two isms, egoism & altruism. Two negatives that make a positive, except when added(more of the same zero sum). Divide & conquer. Be fruitful & multiply. A better world through the gospel message to the 4 corners of the Earth.

  5. I bet the sceptics and selfish politicians had a really bad day once kurzgesagt told us that a cure for cancer could be found if people in other places where well off

  6. The economy did not exist until the 1930s when we started measuring gross national production, it's material basis was from the advent of fossil fuels and it especially emerged from petroleum and the police states it fuels.
    This channel is pure mythology. Do not trust this to help you understand the world, it's purpose is to keep you ignorant.
    What happened before "the economy" was something called the living world, it is a meaningful place to live, unlike the mass societies of miserable people who despite being "wealthy" fill their lives with meaningless consumption and kill themselves in misery by record numbers. You want to care about other people look at the way it is in the real world, this "development" they speak of is just another way to say "ethnocide" "ecocide" "profit" and "control" it means forcing indigenous people off their land, destroying their home and identity, and forcing them to become plantation workers[ "forced" here referring to both indirect or very direct and violent means] or work in the mines, to toil and die from industrial cancer, all this 'development' really translates to is the expansion of global extractivist supply chains into the now-rare living world. And the mass extinction and global human misery that is shoved down our throats by the so called 'economy' we are forced to give our lives to from cradle to grave. Everyone and the biosphere as a whole is suffering from this.