The Future of American Politics

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David Brooks: The future of American politics should be based on collaboration. Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one.If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you will wind up with an individualistic culture that widens the maneuvering room between people but shreds the relationships and community between people.You will wind up with a capitalism in which superstar performers [