What’s So Bad About “The Common Good?”

By Vin Armani

In this video, Vin Armani explains how to better understand politics in order to make accurate predictions. The key is identifying and examining groupthink versus individual self-interest. It’s easy to see that the “common good” is not good for the individual. The cycles of history show that collective political force causes great pain and suffering but in the end it is no match for the natural law of individual self-interest. We’re in this cycle now…Watch below.

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Vin Armani is the host of The Vin Armani Show on Activist Post, TV Star of Gigolos on Showtime, Agorist entrepreneur and co-founder of Counter Markets. Follow Vin on Twitter and subscribe on YouTube. Get the weekly podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Vin is available for interviews at email Vin (at) VinArmani.com.


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5 Comments on "What’s So Bad About “The Common Good?”"

  1. I remember reading quotes from the 18th century about the danger of the “mob”, and how easily it can be controlled. But only in the negative direction. I’m sure there are some quotes from Plato on this as well.

    • “But only in the negative direction.”

      Not denying a negative can and often does exist here. Funny as you point out, only the negative is spoken/written about. The cosmos requires both light and dark, positive and negative.

      Maybe the positive is not spoken/written about because it is so busy working in the negative that it does not bother accepting its due credit?

  2. Oh please, another justification for banksters, investors and 1%’rs who play the credit ruse to game the rest of US. Or in the words of Warren Buffet, “Oh yes, there’s class warfare, but it’s we, the rich, who are waging the (rhetorical) war, and we’re winning, but we shouldn’t be.” All politics is favoritism, the only issue is who is being favored. The endgame is global slavery and China is their business model. A few individuals will benefit, wow.

  3. The choice between selfish interest and group think is a false choice, which always limits our freedom by eliminating choices that benefit all. Rousseau defined the common good as everything everyone wanted minus the personal only desires, leaving only a common pool of desired results, such as clean air, clean water, safety, etc. We ALL want clean air to breath, and so regulations to curb pollution are not groupthink but the common good. We all want our children to grow up in a safe community, so that is not collective groupthink but the common good.

    The common good is what is common to all and is beneficial: safe food, laws that deter unsafe driving, etc. etc.

    False choices are a form of tyranny because they force us to choose between a limited range which eliminates the choices that actually promote the common good.

  4. Black Swan | May 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Reply

    ” Its difficult to determine which is worst the consumate lust for power, greed and self interest of the De-Humanized Psychopathic Wealthy Elite who rule the U.S. and the E.U. or the Stupidity and Cowardice of U.S. citizen’s.” Ray Bradbury

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