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—“Agency does not exist in a vacuum. Aggregate agency of multiple individuals creates limiting checks and balances, producing a market for cooperative, competitive and pro-social applications of agency.”—Simon Ström

Although I would be careful to note that pro-social is a term from marxism, psychology and sociology that refers to working to benefit others (altruism) when there is no evidence of altruism in nature – only kin selection and option buying. Mutually beneficial Cooperation (which I think is the appropriate term here) is simply in our self interests, and we feel endorphins rewards for engaging in it – in part to encourage it, and in part to counter the natural fears of interaction with ‘others’ whether kin or non.

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