Instead of creating a survival-of-the-fittest, dog-eat-dog society, we can create a civilization that fosters cooperation and altruism. If someone has the entrepreneurial skill of making a lot of money, that skill and motivation could be redirected and channeled into making the local community and the world a better place. In a materialistic culture, the more we give, the less we have; it is a win-lose relationship. However, in an altruistic culture, the more we give the more we have; it is a win-win relationship. Children learn what they live. We can teach different values to our children.
Phi Beta Iota: The author is clearly a well-intentioned thoughtful citizen. Some of his ideas are totally wrong, such as dismissing the Electoral College, but on balance, every idea he has needs to be considered by the President as a way of taking the pulse of the center-left in America.