Why it is better not to be
From Dirk Maxeiner und Michael Miersch
Mephisto: "I am a part of that power,
The way to hell is paved with good intentions, says an English proverb. In other words: A good character does not necessarily create a better reality. Inferior motives may receive bad reviews, but they are often surprisingly beneficial in their effects. The Mephisto-Principle shows how pure self-interest produces social and ecological progress. The book shows many examples of how the alleged bad produces quite good results time after time. Good intentions do not prevent a war, do not overcome hunger, do not create jobs and do not save endangered species. The Mephisto-Principle is a plea for assessing human deeds not by their intentions but by their results. As a result, many persistent myths both left-wing and right-wing are destroyed. This book reveals many disturbing truths, some of which are:
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