What a social order needs to be
Humans imagine that people have rights and are part of social classes. Proclaiming that people are equal and have rights is problematic. People are not equal in their abilities as well as their opportunities. But if most people agree on the social order this can provide stability to a society.
What’s the point of technological developments and social changes if they don’t make people happier? So what makes people happy? Perhaps we shouldn’t expect too much from political and social institutions in this respect but despite that improvements might be worthwhile.
New World Order
The direction of history is towards a single integrated world order. The world is becoming one in three major ways, intellectually, economically and politically. The world is now run by a global elite. The individuals in these elites have more in common with each other than with their fellow countrymen.
One of the most successful ideas ever is multiculturalism. Kings who conquered an empire of different peoples allowed these peoples to keep their customs and settle their own affairs as long as they didn’t pose a threat to the social order. If the empire lasted long enough, the peoples in the empire together began to form a common culture and became one.
No country is so great that it can’t learn from others. And so development aid could extend to every nation in the world.
Free money for everyone
Do we need a universal basic income?