In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Eric Fortune of Johns Hopkins University reveals how our brains are wired for cooperation.
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From TED 2006. Author Robert Wright explains "non-zero-sumness" — the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point — and how we can use it to help save humanity today.
Are human beings, as consultants, researchers, and the authors of business books have thought for years, fundamentally motivated by self interest? Or is there a deeper cooperative instinct that drives human beings to work?
Those are the questions that fuel Yochai Benkler‘s investigation in The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest.