Thank you for the response, Thuận. I have not studied intrinsic motivation extensively, but there is anecdotal evidence that it (at least sometimes) dominates more material motivation. That would support your suggestion that developing intrinsic motivation, certainly where it concerns the preservation of public goods makes much sense.

Can it be done by education? That’s a tricky one. On the one hand, where else does it come from? It’s hard to see how we could simply be born with it — there is definitely a social/cultural dimension to it. But that does not mean it’s simply a case of telling people…

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius