Capitalism: People Competing to Cooperate
Here’s the new book trailer for The Morality of Capitalism by David Boaz.
In it Boaz says capitalism is “people competing to cooperate,” which is so true. I see it everyday.
Capitalism also drives people to compete for charity: the poorest and weakest win charitable donations, and it drives people to compete to give charity: the most community-minded organizations are given recognition and rewarded good will (which brings more business their way). It’s not altruism that fuels this charitable engine; it’s rational self-interest.
Has anyone read this book yet? What did you think? (I’m thinking of getting it).