Rational selfishness or greater good?

Or perhaps rational selfishness serves the greater good...

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False dichotomy. Altruism can also be rational. (And at times - selfishness can also serve the greater good.)

Let's not assume a zero-sum game
I would agree. Value can certainly be created or destroyed. If we all work toward our own profit, we will inevitably find ourselves working together to further areas where all parties involved profit. Whether that be labor distribution, food production, healthcare, environmental preservation, or whatever else.
I also added the question about selfishness serving the greater good.
I do think that rational selfishness serves the greater good. As I said above, if we all work toward our own profit, we will inevitably find ourselves working together to further areas where all parties involved profit. (Profit being any increase in value, not just monetary.)
Are you bothered by the materialism of the modern age? Equating money to happiness?

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