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Balancing Inequality and Competition: the Ideal Social Contract

Freedom is good, but security is better. That’s what Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) believed. He made his point by imagining what it would be like to live without government, laws, or society. In this ‘State of Nature’ you could do whatever … Continue reading

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How Hayek Lost His Debate on Cultural Evolution

Culture, cultural transmission, and cultural evolution arise from genetically evolved psychological adaptations for acquiring ideas, beliefs, values, practices, mental models, and strategies from other individuals by observation and inference. Cultural evolution, historically also known as sociocultural evolution, was originally developed … Continue reading

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