One of the best ways to secure long-term advantage from a system is to design it yourself, according to your preferences.
Undoing long-standing advantages for the long-term good of society is a painful and fraught process.
But seeking short-term advantage at the risk of the system itself is a grave risk indeed. If you wrote the rules of the game, you have to more or less follow them yourself — or other people might build a new sandbox to play in. And the rules over there might not be as advantageous as the ones you wrote yourself.