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

  • Publicado el 18 mar 2018
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Comentarios • 9 764

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Hace 15 horas +2016

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    • RevivalRifle
      RevivalRifle Hace 7 horas

      Were still a type 0 civilization

    • Learn Socialist Justice
      Learn Socialist Justice Hace 7 horas

      The goal of capitalism is NOT to cure cancer but to turn it into a business by medicating it like AIDS. Curing cancer (socialism) will only lead to the end of profits for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and doctors!

    • Murmaxy
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    • CrayZigg
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      already have! 12 whole months of it! :D

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach Hace 7 horas

    Africans are too dumb to realize how much potential they have.

  • skykanin
    skykanin Hace 7 horas

    Tell this to capitalism

  • Matthew Bay
    Matthew Bay Hace 7 horas

    That’s not a pie. That’s a Cake. AND THE CAKE IS A LIE!

    bill and melinda gates foundation. A greedy neoliberal capitalists who did monopolies and predatory businesses... kurzgesagt you HAVE FALLEN FROM THE GRACE ever since the UBI video(which ultra riches want for their exploitation)

  • Humano InHumano
    Humano InHumano Hace 7 horas

    1,300 dislikes? WTF people? Let me guess, stupid, ignorant, white supremacist, hillbillies, flat earthers, old anti-communist, retard Trump supporters with not even a GED...

  • mrhoustonn
    mrhoustonn Hace 7 horas

    Human progress was not made by capitalism; capitalism freed science by making a game of power that uses it as a tool for such power; while that's a great thing, - freeing science, not the use for power - that's about it. Progress is not the goal of capitalism; individual, and unequal power is. What made the world progress was the use of science, while capitalism actually hinders it, by creating an inevitable resources inequality, by its most basic mechanisms, like profit, and the resulting centralization.
    What is described in the video is what capitalism always was promissed only on paper. After centuries of "tests" we can very much conclude that what resulted from capitalism is the very opposite of what it was saying it would result. To continue to believe in this is just like believing the earth is 6000 years old after seeing tons of fossils and understanding dating methods. It's just painfully dishonest to one's self. It's a belief system.
    It's like attributing the flight you had from NY to Beijing to the lady that sold you the tickets. If you can't see the problem in that sentence, you are very short-sighted.
    I'm not defending any other existing ideology. They function basically the same, and are also belief systems, in that they tend to ignore the bad results of their application and also refuse to change, ignoring reality.
    We have to stop defending a bad thing, this system, by comparing it to worst, past things, and start thinking on new things to the future. Automation and AI are almost here, but if we continue with these belief systems the video describes - when explaining capitalism mechanics - as true, we will end up creating a very nightmarish and extremely unequal future, horrible to 99.99% of us.

  • Cyotis
    Cyotis Hace 7 horas

    But mankind is too selfish to let that happen.

  • LGND Creative
    LGND Creative Hace 7 horas

    I am so happy you made this video. It is the perfect rebuttal to this philosophical problem.

  • Angry Goose
    Angry Goose Hace 7 horas

    This seems like you're rebranding socialism. You are doing true egoist philosophy a disservice.

  • Thugzilla
    Thugzilla Hace 7 horas

    Minority: "If we all wanted a cure for cancer, we could get it sooner"
    Everybody else: "Nope, I'd rather have a new iPhone"

  • Adam Kir
    Adam Kir Hace 7 horas

    Elon Musk’s space man was cool. Btw we need more 12018 calendars. I’ve been waiting for it for several months now. Demand is high!

  • Late to the Game
    Late to the Game Hace 7 horas

    I completely agree, but keep in mind the broken window fallacy.

  • Bjarke Erichsen
    Bjarke Erichsen Hace 7 horas

    This video is actually rather objektivist in its political philosophy.

  • Pantokrator
    Pantokrator Hace 7 horas

    but they would take our jobs!!!11

  • hal hibben
    hal hibben Hace 7 horas

    I love it

  • Abdullah Rasheed
    Abdullah Rasheed Hace 7 horas

    All of this is theoretical. And it has little value.

  • fuze memes
    fuze memes Hace 7 horas

    Sorry, this doesn't work for the same reason communism doesn't work. if everyone is a millionaire then a burger at McDonald's is gonna cost a million dollars, making a million dollars worth nothing or close to nothing. It just doesn't work, sounds good, but doesn't work in the real world. Inflation would be insane. Also the "1%" (which isn't a definite group of people) employs stupid amounts of people, if they lose their money they have to fire people and sends us into a depression if they all lose what they've worked ( maybe not hard labor) but still worked for. Interesting concept though.

  • Aleks R.
    Aleks R. Hace 7 horas

    We should be caring about our planet more or soon we won't have a pie to grow anymore, let alone have the rest of the world join in on western lifestyle.

  • Bulai Bogdan
    Bulai Bogdan Hace 7 horas

    Positive sum world - all people in the world are productive
    Zero sum world - some are productive - medieval times
    Negative sum world - currently observable in Africa
    Seems to me that kurzgesast doesn't take into account all factors. If we feed Africa, we only get more starving African children cause they breed like rabbits. They remained undeveloped as they were hundreds of years ago. Nothing changed for them, not even with our help.

  • Zac
    Zac Hace 7 horas

    that is literally whats happening. it takes a while, but it is.

  • gabe juhasz
    gabe juhasz Hace 7 horas

    I would rather this guy became the US president

  • Panzerfaust
    Panzerfaust Hace 7 horas

    only thing in the way is human greed and hatred for one another.

  • Naim
    Naim Hace 7 horas +1

    The pie gets bigger but percentage wise poor people get less. The inequality rises and people are unhappy even though they live good lifes compared to the past.

  • hugh jorgan
    hugh jorgan Hace 7 horas

    The vid is very well done. It's similar to Bill Wurtz's "History of the World". Both vids could be used in a classroom. Together they're thought-provoking perspectives on our evolution as a species, globalization and current societal challenges and opportunities.

  • THORnadoEF5
    THORnadoEF5 Hace 7 horas

    A pie being global seems pretty small

  • skotiskiller
    skotiskiller Hace 7 horas

    Wealth gap (inequality) today is bigger than ever before.What are you talking about?

  • noxxi
    noxxi Hace 7 horas

    Awesome stuff as always!

  • DaLagga
    DaLagga Hace 7 horas +1

    And this is why socialism is the most evil ideology ever conceived. It's so appealing to the masses that, on the surface, you'd have to be a fool to reject it and yet when implemented always results in an authoritarian regime which destroys the economy, brings about unprecedented levels of poverty and starvation, and often concludes with mass genocide. The fact is, not everyone is of equal ability and that's a very hard truth for many to swallow. So instead of viewing unequal income and living conditions correctly as a consequence of unequal ability, they instead look at it as the abuse of the poor by the wealthy and believe that it is the role of government to play Robin Hood (i.e. wealth redistribution) which is nothing more than mass theft that ultimately destroys civilizations.

  • Adrian Antczak
    Adrian Antczak Hace 7 horas +1


  • Claudy
    Claudy Hace 7 horas

    Who knew that a simple, colored filled animation could solve all of the Earth's problems. This is how millions end up dead.

  • josh dibley
    josh dibley Hace 7 horas

    Love theses videos!

  • Noé Reyna
    Noé Reyna Hace 7 horas

    Very educational. I like the art too.

  • LNB 13
    LNB 13 Hace 7 horas

    The cake is a lie

  • ahaha muhaha
    ahaha muhaha Hace 7 horas

    Hiç türk yokmu?Bu kanalı takip edip aydınlanmaya meyilli insanları görmek mutlu eder burdaysanız ses verin gençleerr!!

  • neohopeSTF
    neohopeSTF Hace 7 horas +1

    Good job promoting societal guilt. Because a succesful person has to be sucessful for the group, not themselves. Great way to live.

  • Dang Minh
    Dang Minh Hace 7 horas

    Probably the first vid of kurt I don't press like, too naive .

    SDPRZ Hace 7 horas

    Blockchain technology is the key trust me

  • Goncalo Silva
    Goncalo Silva Hace 7 horas

    You're oversimplifying it...

  • yiego garci
    yiego garci Hace 7 horas

    Something Alex Jones has been saying since forever!

  • Low Standards
    Low Standards Hace 7 horas

    “An argument for capitalism that doesn’t use the words “Capitalism” or “socialism”

  • 1ConScience
    1ConScience Hace 7 horas +1


  • Tadas Kuciukas
    Tadas Kuciukas Hace 7 horas

    You lost me on "do you like being alive"

  • Eduardo Squidwardo
    Eduardo Squidwardo Hace 7 horas

    This is low-key a video explaining why capitalism works.

  • Kamyia Nile
    Kamyia Nile Hace 7 horas

    "Every sixth person dies of cancer *and you might be one of them* "
    Gee thanks (:

  • Dem Dorfs
    Dem Dorfs Hace 7 horas

    The big problem with that argument is that black people are statistically more expensive with a higher investment and lower returns. So long term its a pure waste of resources. There are lots of proofs for that.
    - Haiti, South-africa, zimbabwe (Black government countries) usually turn into shitholes especially if you look at the demographics.(More blacks mean worse. Compare Haiti with their neighbors for example.)
    - Also an interesting example is Liberia, which was even created in the first place to give afro-american slaves a home is literally an failed state with an ethernal civil war going on between locals and gone-home africans.
    - Close to zero technological breakthrough was made by black people.
    - Close to zero Nobel prices for africans. Not a single one in science.
    What humans really need as an Altruistic long term goal is less human being born.

  • Bobby90
    Bobby90 Hace 7 horas

    Isn't the mentality presented in the beginning exactly the same, only without boarders?

  • Willdabeast
    Willdabeast Hace 7 horas


    SDPRZ Hace 7 horas

    I’ve learnt more from this channel than I ever did from skl

  • First Last
    First Last Hace 7 horas

    someone get that bird some cake

  • Cathy Smith
    Cathy Smith Hace 7 horas

    interesting that the Gates' are the sponsors considering they are pro abortion. where do they presume to get all these people to do this work and research.
    this video also assumes that people around the world want to live as we do!

  • Q Q
    Q Q Hace 7 horas

    Terrific video, and I quite agree.

  • DottorAmeba
    DottorAmeba Hace 7 horas

    The fact that a reasonable video is seen as a political video... maybe it means that is pretty common to see unreasonable political opinion

  • Faith Phamotse
    Faith Phamotse Hace 7 horas

    Wakanda forever

  • Cuthbert Threepwood
    Cuthbert Threepwood Hace 7 horas

    Spreading this message is kinda the meaning of my life. Thanks for helping the human race.
    Greetings from Italy!

  • PlopBlobBlopUnderWater
    PlopBlobBlopUnderWater Hace 7 horas

    having a cure for cancer would be terrible

  • Whoa
    Whoa Hace 7 horas +1

    These videos are like video games without the game.

  • filus_logos
    filus_logos Hace 7 horas

    Wonderful, this one really picked me up!!!

  • Tim Frolov
    Tim Frolov Hace 7 horas

    First off, you are wring (I'm getting used to it). Even if our society was perfect (wtf?), you couldn't provide everyone's needs of food, energy and basic sutff. This would lead to you choosing who is povided and who's not. Secondly, I am the CEO of a big company. I don't need progress going faster than ligt. I need to make progress in order to be competitive and earn more than others. At wih point do I need Africans in order to acheave it? If there where other space projects besides NASA, the would probably hire mercs in order to kill them. No one needs a world where everyone is educated and has access to all the stuff. Economy is based on social walls and racism.
    Now instead of doing this video, why won't you make a video about how you think we'll fight that?

  • Batman is Back
    Batman is Back Hace 7 horas

    But when all have same equal life and wealth then how can I show off. - A rich guy.

  • Swipe4004
    Swipe4004 Hace 7 horas


  • Bijou Bakson
    Bijou Bakson Hace 7 horas

    I almost cried watching this! So much for overpopulation argument. I couldn't agree more. We need to spread this everywhere. Selfishness and greed is actually stop us from making this into a better world. Thank you for this amazing presentation. Best channel I've ever subscribed to.

  • ohohvalerie
    ohohvalerie Hace 7 horas

    I've heard of this term before but can't place it.. can someone give me a different example of it?? Thank you guys

  • ZwoJack
    ZwoJack Hace 7 horas

    I can see why those cunts at /pol/ are pissed about this video. Doesn't fit their narrative of white supremacy.

  • LavergneFX
    LavergneFX Hace 7 horas

    like the video if you see this comment.

  • Stoner Penguin
    Stoner Penguin Hace 7 horas

    This is all good but the only true way is a resource based ecnomy to solve most problems that plagued us anything hung else is just a small bandage not a true solution.

  • Mads Berg Lorenzen
    Mads Berg Lorenzen Hace 7 horas

    *Do you like being alive?*
    No i fucking do not.

  • Dub
    Dub Hace 7 horas

    Never thought of that in this way. You´re right!

  • Feherlofia85
    Feherlofia85 Hace 7 horas

    Finally, after that stupid video about the commie basic income madness you made a good vid about capitalism!
    Keep up the good work!

  • The2Salamanders
    The2Salamanders Hace 7 horas

    Guess you're pretty much talking about The Venus Project? ;)

  • Henri Zwols
    Henri Zwols Hace 7 horas

    Bigger pie means the world can sustain a larger amount of people, so the world population grows until resources are depleted and it's zero sum game again.

  • Avery Jenson
    Avery Jenson Hace 7 horas

    It is because of videos like this that make me realize economists are the biggest con-artists of all time.

  • Aero
    Aero Hace 7 horas

    More people contributing to your goal is great and all but what if what you want is a smaller pie? Checkmate.

  • Mike Aba
    Mike Aba Hace 7 horas

    Collectivists, Socialists & Communists sure are still pulling the emotional strings of envy & greed that reflects the pre-Positive Sum Game world

  • 0qqY
    0qqY Hace 7 horas

    Taxes in a nutshell

  • Lostwinddragon
    Lostwinddragon Hace 7 horas

    Its all a bunch of nice thoughts only issue is the humans and short sighted greed.

  • Logan Strom
    Logan Strom Hace 7 horas

    Didn't Marie Currie cure cancer 100 years ago?

  • Nathan A
    Nathan A Hace 7 horas

    How many of us contribute Vs leach on other people's inovation?

  • leo
    leo Hace 7 horas

    People don’t think about the future the care about the now they are dumb and selfish

  • Abel Cabral
    Abel Cabral Hace 7 horas

    Our society should have stopped evolving with farming. Would be a much better place with less stupid people to fuck things up. If you can't grow your own food and get your own supplies whats your worth? I moved to a place from the big city so I could farm. And that's what I'm doing.

  • FractalPrism
    FractalPrism Hace 7 horas

    "the supply increases when more people have the FREEDOM and education to contribute"
    well, yes, when (in the USA) MALES do the heavy lifting in S.T.E.M. fields.
    but then why, despite current day female only scholarships and mandatory hiring quotas do females in the USA fail to succeed in S.T.E.M. more than 7% of the time?
    is S.T.E.M. "not suited for women"?
    no, in other countries where women dont have the FREEDOM to choose and dont have perpetual handouts, they succeed in S.T.EM. at a much higher rate, as much as 70%!
    so is female FREEDOM of choice to blame?
    female rights?
    perhaps its Equality of Outcomes taking priority over Merit based Rewards?
    or is it a confluence of other issues related to personal agency and responsibility, such as:
    -gold digging whores can marry up, stay at home and do nothing, divorce a guy, take his wealth and get free money for decades?
    -lazy slobs can live off white male taxes via government handouts?
    -limp wristed enforcement of crime law for women who commit crimes?

  • tyson vega
    tyson vega Hace 7 horas

    can you please upload videos more often..cause you make the best videos..i learn something new whenever i watch your videos

  • Javier Aguirre
    Javier Aguirre Hace 7 horas

    dont worry about people getting interested in research, soon the artifitial intelligence will do all the research for us 100x faster and better... that and probably destroy us

  • Uplink X64
    Uplink X64 Hace 7 horas

    We are still stealing the piece of pie from others. That's basically what the whole perpetual war in the Middle East is about.

  • DRKNT640
    DRKNT640 Hace 7 horas

    You’re assuming that all of us use our rational minds over our evolved monkey minds. The easiest way for us to be well off personally is to abuse those at the bottom. I can see where you’re coming from, but this is a message the cooperate and political elites need to hear, not us average citizens.

  • Rob Rod
    Rob Rod Hace 7 horas

    I dislike the fact that your channel is 90% philosophy now rather than actual hard science.

  • David Day
    David Day Hace 7 horas

    *Universal Basic Income* is a step in the right direction to make this landscape more viable.

  • MegaKaidos
    MegaKaidos Hace 7 horas

    Knowledge should be free. Death to all patent offices and universitys with closed libraries in the world

  • David Dunson
    David Dunson Hace 7 horas

    What if the pie was a cake? O.o we are contributing to factors that are in our interest but to find out we don't know what we are looking for.

  • I'm Just Saying
    I'm Just Saying Hace 7 horas +1

    🤔 Well…
    Ashkenazi Jewish average (median) IQ: 112 🍇
    East Asian (Chinese, Japan, Korea) average IQ: 106-108 ⛩
    Caucasian average IQ: 100 👩🏼
    South-East Asian average IQ: mid 80s to low 90s 🍜
    African-American median IQ: 87 👩🏾 (average 24% White admixture)
    Mexican average IQ: 98·0 for White Mexicans, 94·3 for Mestizos, 83·3 for Indigenous Mexicans 🌮
    India's average IQ: 82 👳🏾
    Black African average IQ: In the 70s 🍗
    Australian Aboriginal median IQ: 63 🎅🏿 (no agriculture, writing, or permanent structures)
    You can also do a google search for "World IQ map" to better visualize the global situation.
    * IQ is a person's intellectual firepower. IQ is a person's problem solving ability. IQ doesn't mean knowledge, or education.
    * Culturally-neutral IQ tests have existed since the late 1940s.
    * Twin-studies confirm that IQ is strongly heritable. Black twins (so, genetically identical) *still* *ended* *up* *with* *the* *same* *IQ* in circumstances when one twin was adopted out and raised by a wealthier White family from infancy.

  • Bojan Zigic
    Bojan Zigic Hace 7 horas

    fuck you and your military funding shit

  • El Mahdi EL MHAMDI
    El Mahdi EL MHAMDI Hace 7 horas

    What made me smile at the end of the video is the acknowledgment for the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations. A meta argument, illustrating the point with two people among those who understand the video content the best in the world today.

  • BerialNecros
    BerialNecros Hace 7 horas

    Brillante planteamiento.

  • mit4c
    mit4c Hace 7 horas

    we think we re so much cleaver than the fish

  • The Trump Train!
    The Trump Train! Hace 7 horas

    This seems like an advertisement for Globalism. We do not need to redistribute our wealth to third world countries to innovate. All the innovation is done in the West. Africa is not going to cure cancer lol.

  • I am a Viewer
    I am a Viewer Hace 7 horas


  • kobe dickson
    kobe dickson Hace 7 horas

    is this a new style

  • Elerium
    Elerium Hace 7 horas +1

    Sad that some countries goverments way of thinking still in dark ages

  • Aero vids
    Aero vids Hace 7 horas

    let them eat cake

  • edmond.mp3
    edmond.mp3 Hace 7 horas +1

    *Now, imagine if 7 billion people saw this video.*

    • hugh jorgan
      hugh jorgan Hace 7 horas

      Agree. And everyone should first be required to watch Bill Wurtz's "History of the World" for perspective on why we're even thinking about altruism on global scale.

  • Tobi Adeniyi
    Tobi Adeniyi Hace 7 horas

    Love this video. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️