In nature many creatures work together within their own species and even help each other out. Most people think that Darwin’s observations were all about survival of the fittest, however in his own writings cooperation between species is mentioned far more often. If a creature were to hoard or hunt all of the food in an area it could throw off the Eco system of the area. This could lead to a disaster that goes far beyond the local Eco system. It could be a disaster that has world wide repercussions. Humans hoarding resources and damming rivers have had serious consequences for the environment and many species. If we share resources then, we share life.
Ayn Rand wrote a lot about selfishness as if it were a virtue, human history shows otherwise. When the Roman Empire fell from within it was from the top down when the Emperor’s family hoarded their wealth instead of keeping their empire up. The thing is when wealth is shared people are better off. Now there are some examples of places where wealth was supposed to be shared but the few at the top kept it, like in North Korea, China, and Soviet Russia. But there are countries where wealth is shared as it should be and those places have become near utopias. But Ayn Rand believed that it was every man for himself and wrote about it quiet frequently, we can look at nature as an example to show where she is wrong.
Rutgar Bregman shared the idea of a basic income for every one in his TED Talk. A utopia is possible, this free money for every one to meet their basic needs could be a thing. It could easily be the simplest way to eradicate poverty. But it we keep doing the things that we are doing now, as the Galt types would have us do, then our society will crumble into a dystopia. Now people may argue that it is too expensive, but it would be only a small fraction of what the US Military Budget is to be able to lift everyone in the US out of poverty. Another argument is that others will stop working but, most people want to make an impact on their society. Can you believe that it almost happened in the US?
It is crazy to think that it almost became a thing here in the US and then in the 80s all of the Ayn Rand acolytes came into power and started policies that led to the great recession in 2008. Now it may be decades before we get that chance again and people are still going to believe the Ayn Rand hype and be the Galt types. But hopefully our children will see the error of our ways and work to spread the pronoia and make a better world.