Incentives of Cooperation by Will Schnack

In the video above, Will Schnack of the Evolution of Consent website reads his “Two Incentives of Cooperation.”

Humanity did not develop to dominate one another. Through our evolution, we have developed further toward mutual aid, and this has gotten us to where we needed to be. Mutual aid, though, relies on a similarity of power. As long as costs can be exchanged, and not fully returned, power can continue to assert itself. The problem that allows for power to assert itself, though, is not only based on the first form of “cooperation”, but also on the altruistic and mutual-aid side.