Eva Cox

A Quote by Eva Cox on competition, social capital, cooperation, reciprocity, and groups

Competing against each other leaves little space for reciprocity and the growth of social capital. Running against another in a race may benefit our speed, but jointly organising the sports day produces cooperation and trust. There are many situations where cooperation and reciprocity are more effective than competition. Civic virtues come from building on what we have in common rather than by using our differences to create in-groups, outgroups and fear driven competition

Eva Cox

Source: A Truly Civil Society

Contributed by: GDW

A Quote by Eva Cox on trust, bureaucracy, law, and order

Trust is essential for our social wellbeing. Without trusting the good will of others we retreat into bureaucracy, rules and demands for more law and order. Trust is based on positive experiences with other people an it grows with use. We need to trust that others are going be basically reasonable beings.

Eva Cox

Source: A Truly Civil Society

Contributed by: GDW

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