Self-actualization, in particular, results in peak experiences encompassing serenity, intense well-being, and an awareness of transcendental unity.According to Murtaza, capitalism was designed by neo-classical economists, who "operated under assumptions such as markets with high resource-allocation efficiency, value-maximizing individuals, self-regulating invisible hand and perfect information and competition" and who decided that pursuing self-interest was the best way to organize society. People listened to "neo-classical economists" and diligently set to pursue their self-interest. Crime, environmental destruction, economic growth and instability, inequality, stress, obesity, drug-addiction, single-parenthood and information overload followed. To remedy these and other problems Murtaza wants people to listen to him and focus less on self-interest and more on self-actualization.
The pursuit of self-actualization leads to a steady-state economy, higher personal welfare and long-term sustainability.