Society & Culture
Leid Stories - 11/15/13
The Zero-Sum Mind-Set: America's Most Destructive Affliction
Somebody’s got to win; somebody’s got to lose. It’s the way of life in the United States – a destructive philosophy that shapes practically every aspect of social interaction and every level of business and government. It retards progress, creates strife and suffering, and ultimately is inhumane, yet it is the “purest” expression of the American psyche and attitude.
Leid Stories takes a look at the devastating effects of zero-sum thinking in public policy, citing examples recently discussed on the program.
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