I wonder what it is in the human genome that leads to the creation of contraries but endows them with a high intellect in as much as they pretend to write meaningful things in a semi-convincing manner but in reality it is only thoughts about how to lie, mislead, and draw the wrong conclusions.
I am reading Robert Nozick's book Anarchy, State, and Utopia. I find it remarkable that he and others like him have any following at all, but they do. What is depressing is that they appeal to people who are highly intellectual and capable of so much but are either lazy or simply incapable of rational thought and yet they seem to be prospering today in spite of the evidence that their philosophies and beliefs are counter productive at best and harmful at worst.
Too many people are anxious to disavow the capitalist thinking because the love of money leads to greed and corruption. Too many people are willing to believe the socialist or communist way of thought but won't accept the fact that the lust for power leads to greed and corruption.
Not enough people are willing to accept the religious point of view, philosophy, and behave accordingly because it expects them to sacrifice their time and money on behalf of someone else and it does not lead to greed or corruption when practiced accordingly.