Robert Wright: Progress is not a zero-sum game [video]

Thought-provoking presentation by Robert Wright, best-selling author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal and The Evolution of God. Progress is not a zero-sum game — the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point can help us save humanity today.

Some thoughts:

Terrorism is a negative-sum game. The perpetrators commit atrocities to protest their sub-human treatment. The atrocities convince by-standers that these people are sub-human and deserve to be treated as such.

Non-violent protest is a testament to the moral/intellectual leadership of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi. Stoic acceptance of violence without retaliation convinces observers that the protestors are not sub-human and do not deserve such treatment.