Our problems today are enormous and global in their scope and impact. They cannot be solved
by any one nation. The concept of common good is global in nature, but local in

We must start with what we have in common. All social systems, regardless of political
philosophy, religious beliefs, or social customs, ultimately depend upon natural resources like
clean air and water, arable land, and the technology and personnel to maintain a high standard
of living. This can be accomplished through the intelligent and humane application of science
and technology using a global systems approach. When money and self interests are outgrown,
interaction between nations won’t be based on self interest, but on mutual interest. This
approach will help eliminate artificial boundaries that separate people.