Not only self-interest but community interest

The precise dimension of human behavior that I concentrate on here is the location of the effective mix between the two motivational forces of economic self-interest and what I shall term “community.” I do not want, and I have no need, to identify with any particular variant of non-self-interest: fellowship, brotherhood, Christian love, em-pathy, Kantian imperative, sympathy, public interest, or anything else. I want only to recognize the existence of a general motive force that inhibits the play of narrowly defined self-interest when an individual recognizes himself to be a member of a group of others more or less like himself.

What Should Economists Do? by James Buchanan