Question from the Internet:
“If you find yourself in charge of world trade, what are some things that you would do to create a world of fair trade?”
Trade, the economy is simply the external representation of our human relationships with each other.
We give and take, exchange products and services in order to fulfill our necessities, and on top of it — and this is the uniquely human part — we also try to profit, benefit at the expense of others. Moreover, our egoistic development has reached the state when the fact that we succeeded at the expense of others when a competitor is out of business as a result of our actions gives us greater pleasure than the profit we gained.
Our true profit is exploiting others, this feeling gives us the greatest fulfillment.
Thus it does not matter what political ideology, what actual economic or social system we try, as long as our human nature remains unchanged, we will continue in the same direction until we fully self-destruct — being incompatible with the global, integral conditions that surround us.
So in order to create “fair-trade”, fair and sustainable social systems, first we need to change, refine, upgrade our human nature, the way we relate, connect to others.
This is why need a unique, empirical natural science that can teach us how to build our relationships, societies on Nature’s finely balanced, integral template so we trade with each other like the cells of our own biological body do.