An interesting article, Alex, and definitely a cut above the usual Medium pablum. You may find it useful to expand your perspective to include disciplines such as evolutionary psychology and primatology. As we're first and foremost rather stupid apes and only on rare occasions act from anything approaching coherent thought, you may discover that a great many phenomenon are explained by means of understanding our fundamental cognitive and behavioral limitations. This doesn't make the task of mitigating our worst instincts any easier but it does enable one to rule out a great many theoretical approaches that are doomed to fail due to our inherent mental limitations. Once we see ourselves as we truly are: evolved organisms capable of limited adaptation to the world around us, we have a better appreciation for not only the dilemmas we face but the source of those dilemmas.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

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