Even before I knew what it was I have been fascinated with; what I now know is called: Game Theory. What if competition and competitiveness is damaging to the process and hampering to the greater good?
With lines drawn in the sand around capitalism and socialism, why not try the best of both worlds? Ideologues and pragmatists must sometimes be locked in the same room like in the movie Parent Trap.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a free market kinda guy. Free markets has been praised to be super effective and efficient. It has been shown to be the testing ground for good ideas, but also the burial ground for bad ideas. Is it not possible, however, that there exist in this era of technology; AI and algorithms a golden compromise. Consider the hypothesis that there is good to be gleaned from cooperation and maybe harm done by unbridled competition.