Cooperation: n. doing and/or working together to achieve a goal(s) which is frequently a (gaming and/or social) and/or (economic and/or political) and/or religious goal(s)
Individuals have goals but in order to achieve them they must join groups of humans which have similar goals. The smallest cooperative group is the family and beyond that humanity can be described as pack animals trying to achieve common goals and cooperating trying to achieve them.
Cooperation within a relatively small group assumes a common morality, common beliefs, similar opinions, and frequently a similar lifestyle.
Larger political groups have much less in common. There are different moralities, different beliefs, different opinions, and widely differing lifestyles yet they must believe in some fundamental similar goals such as what just taxation should be. Ultimately the efficiency of a government depends on a just taxing and welfare system which distributes money justly to each individual and group or organization.
Cooperation between groups is made easier if there is a market flow of information, goods, and services across the groups in a basically voluntary manner only limited by the constraints of money.
Worldwide cooperation is a must to ensure the survival of biodiversity and the efficient use of the natural resources of this endangered precious planet.
Worldwide peaceful cooperation will only be possible with a worldwide secular morality taught everyone in elementary school. Except in emergency situations-don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder!!!!!!
Yes, there is individual and sometimes group tragedy and they become bankrupt entities set adrift in this highly competitive world. That is why government must provide a safety net or guaranteed social security for the destitute and also unemployed individual who can no longer function effectively in a group situation.
My evergreen truth book CHANGES IN WELFARE LAWS and JUSTICE covers in detail a just government and how the safety net should function justly. The books also recommend free internet education in a useful technological field so that any bankrupt individual at any age can have the hope of reentering the workforce through personal time, energy, effort, and achievement.
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