Thomas Thwaites tried to build a toaster on his own. Watch how much time and effort went into building a cheap toaster that never worked. Through cooperation, a reliable toaster is built that costs us a fraction of the time and money.
Jonah Goldberg’s new book “Suicide of the West” is excellent. It is a defense of freedom and gives a framework for letting it thrive in a culture. If you can’t dedicate the time to reading this tome, then this is a good summation.