The Plus-Sum Society

Democracy is not a self-propelling machinery. It calls for the participation of every able body. It’s up to you.

The challenge of democratic societies is to emancipate the people by creating moral and material capital in free, open and sustainable plus-sum play.

Elementary game theory tells us that the success in plus-sum games depends on honesty and openness. In contrast, success in zero-sum play builds on deception, or at the very least on withholding information. In every case the moral imperative is to cling to and enhance the plus-sum aspect of human interactions.

The Spirit of the game

Persistent plus-sum play | The limits of humanism | Creating moral capital |

Personal conduct | A modern theology

The quest for truth

Darwinism everywhere | “Every honest philosophy is self-destructive” (Wittgenstein) |

The limits of rationality | What is science?

What is man?

Evolutionary psychology | At heart we are all racists | Moral evolution |

Human consciousness | Art is the science of man!

The Future of mankind

The future of democracy | The hubris of democracy | Demography is destiny |

The curse of centralization | World governance | Space travel

Problems of democracy

Democratic learning and unlearning | At heart we are all socialists |

‘Cosmic’ or ‘absolute’ justice | Political correctness | Gender ideology |

The obsession with privacy | Organized crime | Failed states | Threats from space

Morality and the economy

Management and morality | A general framework for good societal governance |

A moral deficit – the root cause of the financial foul-up |

Morality is a shortcut to good business strategy |

Every country has the economy it deserves |

Energy and the environment | The Samaritan’s dilemma – development aid

National perspectives

United States | European integration | China’s political future | Indian democracy |

Latin America | Russia | Japan | Sub-Saharan Africa