Our actual human systems depend on our human nature
Question from the Internet:
“Which does capitalism breed more of, innovation or iteration?”
Capitalism, raw capitalism is basically the external representation of our inherently selfish, egoistic, individualistic nature, driven by an insatiable desire for more, an insatiable desire for accumulating resources and profit for the self.
Since in its unmitigated form it is outright destructive — supporting the misguided human view of evolution, “survival of the strongest bully, the most powerful” — all through history we have been trying to mitigate it, harness this inherent desire with different ideologies, philosophies, laws, systems.
But we fail each time, as this selfish, egoistic desire is stronger than any trick we try to use to control it in a superficial way, with different external systems, laws.
We have to note that none of the other human systems work either, as they also work according to the selfish ego and end up concentrating control and wealth in the hands of a small, stronger, more powerful minority that enslaves the rest.
And it does not matter how we call the flagship political, economic, social agenda, the end result is always the same: a more selfish, more egoistic, more ruthless minority always enslaves and exploits the less egoistic, less selfish, less ruthless majority.
If we want a true solution we have to go to the root of the problem and correct our inherent nature that causes all the above. Moreover, we have to do this without coercion, without misleading propaganda, drawing people through free choice, through positive motivation and positive examples.
Only then — when we all change ourselves instead of changing, correcting, coercing others — will we become able to build better, safer, equal, and optimally developing human systems.