Politics is all that matters. Politics trumps and supersedes all other human forms of organization, because in the final analysis, only politics is about justice and can establish the reign of justice, not only here and now but forever!
Macpherson’s ultimate solution to the problem of social cohesion is full-scale socialism. In the event “…that market society could be abandoned [my emphasis], the problem of cohesion would be resolved…” is the direct quote.
We need a brand-new concept of political obligation, a more or less stand-alone concept, unencumbered by old associations and relics from the past if we are to move beyond the liberal state and the typically contractual basis of its operations.