A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

  • Published on: 18 March 2018
  • Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?


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    A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place
  • Runtime : 7:15
  • Selfish Egoistic Better World Third World Farming Economy Agriculture Innovation Progress Education Research Science Cancer Cure Distribution of Wealth Industrial Revolution Productivity Growth Economic Growth Human History zero sum game positive sum game innovation supply demand Kurzgesagt Animation

COMMENTS: 40

  • NGA YUEN CHENG
    NGA YUEN CHENG   2 hours ago

    sometimes i watch these videos and i like them but i dont understand them

  • The Noob
    The Noob   2 days ago

    Everyone: LearnsMe: P I E

  • Wyatt Earth
    Wyatt Earth   2 days ago

    This is probably one of my favorite videos Kurzgesagt has ever made.

  • TYKUHN2
    TYKUHN2   2 days ago

    Kurzgesagt in 2018: Wear a mask.

  • Walter Hernández
    Walter Hernández   3 days ago

    5:19 The work of a poor farmer is not meaningful to you... except that you need that poor farmer earning almost nothing for the food you eat at cheap price. The missery of many to keep things working is part of all monetary systems be it comunism socialism or capitalism.

  • OMEGA YT
    OMEGA YT   4 days ago

    a bird taught me more in 6 mins than teachers did in 6 years

  • S.R. Howell
    S.R. Howell   4 days ago

    This is just right wing economics dressed up as pure rationale. The virtues ascribed to the positive sum world existed in the steady state world, but have been cherry picked to serve the narrative. What's more, the positive sum world will only exist while the area of available resources still has some extractible potential. What happens when the resources are exhausted... does the world revert to steady state morality? Daft.

  • Zombie
    Zombie   5 days ago

    Finally a video on how good capitalism is and works!

  • BigHeaded
    BigHeaded   6 days ago

    “Do you like being live?”Hmm, gotta think on that one.

  • Steven.
    Steven.   6 days ago

    so,at its simplest,help people to ultimately help the world later on

  • Jesulinico Violao
    Jesulinico Violao   6 days ago

    It was wonderful if they have been able to stuck demand stopping population growth, now innovation is the world's cancer, wasting every earth's resource

  • Jayant JJ
    Jayant JJ   1 weeks ago

    This idea of selfishness is not outrageous and may be socially acceptable too, I feel. There will always be gaps and inequalities but this approach would mean that at least most of the world's population has a bare minimum, even if the rich have even more resources at their disposal. It will also assign greater value to the developing/underdeveloped countries.

  • Jayant JJ
    Jayant JJ   1 weeks ago

    I have used Our World in Data for my college assignments a few times now. It's brilliant.

  • Lunartfic
    Lunartfic   1 weeks ago

    0:38 "Heyy" said the roman empire

  • Richard Wilkin
    Richard Wilkin   1 weeks ago

    Perhaps this video should be seen by those who oppose globalization.

  • Brian Cordero
    Brian Cordero   1 weeks ago

    He forgot to mention automation and how that will make much of humanity obsolete as the ultimate goal of selfish greed.All for us and none for no one else.Don't believe the hype.

  • Cosmin Contra
    Cosmin Contra   1 weeks ago

    Noble idea, but we're currently still in zero sum game. Many people are highly educated in developing countries, but their education don't prevent them from hating Westerners over the past colonizations, blaming other races and killing in the name of their religions/ racesYou could find out the backward people's thinking by reading their hateful comments or by living in their countries. Indoctrinated people will always blame others for their failures, no matter how educated they areHumans won't be able to reach the next civilization level as long as country borders, religions and territorial nativity claims still exist

  • A Doll
    A Doll   1 weeks ago

    this is one of my favorite videos on this channel and i’ve watched many i’ve watched this video a few times

  • haider 98
    haider 98   1 weeks ago

    Around 15 million still die each year as a lack of food, water and medicine that we have more than enough supply of. There will naturally be demand to create poverty, since this will make it easier for capitalists to negotiate deals that massively exploit the worker/innovators.If you live under low standards, it would not take much to sell out yourself.Also, more poor people cause less competition for the capitalists

  • Jesse Eagle
    Jesse Eagle   1 weeks ago

    someone show this to the bastardest bastard in the world jeff bezos

  • Orienn Hadley
    Orienn Hadley   1 weeks ago

    7:15 minute video that tells you you’re better off if someone else is and people will invent things if more people want it and can afford it

  • Ethan Leroux
    Ethan Leroux   1 weeks ago

    If only money directly drove innovation. That's exactly the problem is that money doesn't inherently have direction, you can spend it on whatever you want, like armies and disinformation campaigns and making sure that the unprivaledged don't see benefits.

  • Jared Frick
    Jared Frick   2 weeks ago

    But greater productivity also lead to greater pollution.I reckon that was dealt with in another nutshell, but don't recall which one.

  • Javier Rios
    Javier Rios   2 weeks ago

    El mejor video del planeta. Todos los humanos deberían verlo obligatoriamente

  • Skid Skid
    Skid Skid   2 weeks ago

    1:58 I’m convinced he’s a time traveler. I see that emoji with the surgical mask!!!!

  • Emily Li
    Emily Li   2 weeks ago

    Theres mushrooms and such that fix cancer.

  • Klue The Madlad
    Klue The Madlad   2 weeks ago

    I watch this video just for the animations and the narrations.

  • Suo YouRen
    Suo YouRen   2 weeks ago

    The blue bird at 6:48 has a really long neck

  • Shubham Tiwari
    Shubham Tiwari   2 weeks ago

    This is one of the best, if not The Best YouTube channel.