Does Tit-For-Tat Prioritize the Gains of Others Over Those of the Self?

The essential feature of a tit-for-tat strategy is reciprocity – rewarding cooperation and punishing defection. In his book, “Born to be Good”, Dacher Keltner claims that “tit-for-tat instantiates the principle of cost-benefit reversal”. He argues that a set of mechanisms that reverse the cost-benefit analysis of giving is built into the human organism. He . . . → Read More: Does Tit-For-Tat Prioritize the Gains of Others Over Those of the Self?

What a Human Being Really Is: Why Economics Has Gone So Wrong

The twentieth century taught us everything we need to know about human nature. For every grisly lesson learned on one end of the scale (the niche that belongs to Hitler, Stalin and the Khmer Rouge), we witnessed a remarkable example of sacrificial love for others at the opposite end (Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and . . . → Read More: What a Human Being Really Is: Why Economics Has Gone So Wrong