Nature guides us towards a new socioeconomic system: mutual guarantee

Question from the Internet:

“Which political and economic system best suits human nature?”

Our original - inherently egocentric, individualistic nature that wants to consume everything for itself in an insatiable manner - is best suited for raw capitalism, and minimum central control, allowing the (misunderstood) Darwinian principle of “survival of the fittest, strongest, hungriest” to work.

And although in modern society we cover this with a certain level of attempt, show for equality, social net for the needy, in effect we still allow the most egotistic, selfish people to rule over, exploit the less egotistic, less selfish majority.

The problem we are facing in our generation - when according to Nature’s evolutionary plan we evolved into a fully, globally integrated world where we are all dependent on each other - is that the ruthless competition, attempting see at the expense of others while depleting Nature’s resources makes us like cancer.

And since we are integral parts of Nature’s system - as one of the species - we will have to subjugate ourselves to Nature’s strict laws sustaining the balance and homeostasis life depends on. Otherwise we simply won’t survive. Evolution’s actual principle is the “survival of the fittest, the ones who can integrate the best”.

As a result the social/economic system Nature’s laws permit is called “mutual guarantee”: a society, network of interconnections that are but on mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation and a lifestyle between the optimal parameters of natural necessities, available resources.

We will need to lean how to implement “mutual guarantee” that is very different from all the ideologies, systems Humanity had tried and failed in so far.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.