Cooperating socially

1. Examples from biology and economics show that there are all sorts of ways to make the individual interest concordant with the collective -- so long as we recognize the need to.

2. Application of game theories show that where cooperation among individuals does evolve, it does so through tit-for-tat. A cautious exchange of favours enables trust to be built upon a scaffolding of individual reward. Cooperation can then emerge. The collective interest can be served by the pursuit of selfish interests.

Counter Claim:
Societies are sums of their individuals, each acting in rational self interest, and policies that assume otherwise are doomed. This is why it is so hard to make a communist ideal work.
Constrained by:
Society Social
Type Classification:
B: Basic universal strategies