Free enterprise drives progress and innovation. Lots of developments happen because people want to find a new or better way to earn profits. And that’s not a bad thing. I’m all for capitalism and free enterprise. But when we make it the total game, the be-all, end-all, humans lose.
Imagine that we wanted to create a new “Manhattan Project,” and could put the greatest minds of our generation in a room and ask them to work on something. Envisage the possibilities we could give them:
In fact, we do actually have the brightest minds of our generation working on some things.
And here’s what they’re working on:
What could possibly go wrong?