Nice article. I do think the world would probably be better if everyone lived by the Golden Rule.
A variation on the Golden Rule I've heard is "treat others as they would like to be treated", because sometimes people don't want to be treated the same way you do.
I think that might be a slight improvement on the Golden Rule, because, for instance, someone who has convinced themselves they're happy about being coerced to pay taxes could use the Golden Rule to justify coercing others.
It's not a perfect improvement, though, because a person could make very unfair, unreasonable demands about how they would like to be treated, so the "treat others as they would like to be treated" rule can't always be applied.
And there would be no borders, no governments, no passports, no police. I always imagine such a world. What a wonderful and harmonious world it would be!
Hopefully. I would especially like it if there were no taxes. Taxes seem to me like they go against the Golden Rule.
The IRS can tell you to pay your taxes or they're going to fine you and/or throw you in jail, but the same actions would be criminal extortion if you tried doing that back to the IRS, or to anyone else.
I think the IRS's version of the Golden Rule must be: "If we do unto you, it's legal, but if you do unto us, it's criminal".
I definitely like the Golden Rule a lot more than "do as we say, not as we do".