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On Line Opinion: Group and Self-Interests Coalesce

Jun 30, 2005, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Gruen)

"All around the country, people argue about whether we're better off if the focus is on 'self-interest' or on 'the community'--where people look out for each other.

"Let me tell you something about really successful social and economic systems. They're always a mix of the two. Dotted throughout our market system--which encourages people to pursue their own self interest--are systems in which groups pursue group interests..."

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