Quora – Can anyone state the common problem human society is facing currently?

Can anyone state the common problem human society is facing currently?

[ 7/8/20 ]

There isn’t one singular problem – there are many classes of problems – likely always will be.

Probably the single biggest issue for humanity is a failure to understand that all emergent levels of complexity are based on new levels of cooperation – and that competition is the enemy of both security and freedom.

Purely competitive systems must necessarily remove liberty, and must pose a risk to the continuance of the level of complexity that allowed them to emerge.

If we wish to continue to exist as a species, we must understand this systemic reality.

Adherence to dogma that equates competitive markets with freedom is now actually putting our continued existence at risk. And it is a very deeply complex topic.

Security and freedom are maximised with cooperative systems – all levels. No logical escape from that.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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