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How Hunter-Gatherers Maintained Their Egalitarian Ways: Three Complementary Theories

paenggoypaenggoy Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
"In today’s post I present three theories as to how hunter-gatherers maintained the egalitarian ethos for which they are justly famous. I think all three of the theories are correct. They are complementary theories, not competing ones; and they are all theories about culture, not about genes."

http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/how-hunter-gatherers-maintained-their-egalitarian-ways-three-complementary-theories/

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  • MojowatcherMojowatcher Member PExer
    paenggoy wrote: »
    "In today’s post I present three theories as to how hunter-gatherers maintained the egalitarian ethos for which they are justly famous. I think all three of the theories are correct. They are complementary theories, not competing ones; and they are all theories about culture, not about genes."

    http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/how-hunter-gatherers-maintained-their-egalitarian-ways-three-complementary-theories/

    I read the article paenggoy!*okay*
  • MojowatcherMojowatcher Member PExer
    There is one thing though on the suggestion of the author. And I am afraid it can't be done in our present superstructure where there is propensity of unbridled self-interest or greed.
  • paenggoypaenggoy Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Related?

    "The Global Endgame in Fourteen Points"

    http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb13/global-game2-13.html
  • MojowatcherMojowatcher Member PExer
    paenggoy wrote: »
    Related?

    "The Global Endgame in Fourteen Points"

    http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb13/global-game2-13.html

    While the fourteen points enumerated are sensible enough the reality is that although monopoly capitalism is moribund as an economic system it cannot fall on its own dead weight. This was already discussed in my thread and I will not elaborate.

    So, the observation that things fall down cannot be applied in the current economic system that is prone to chronic cycle of crises (bubbles bursting).
  • MojowatcherMojowatcher Member PExer
    Besides there is a new oil find in the Aringkaga basin in Australia that is more than the combined deposits of Iraq, Saudi and Iran.

    As a matter of fact, they are already making money out of selling it! This means that it is not yet the endgame of the current economic system. . .
  • paenggoypaenggoy Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It will fall on its own weight because the fourteen points are "sensible". It can only stay afloat if the fourteen points aren't true.

    The "new oil" found is non-conventional oil, which has lower energy returns. To make matters worse, what's given are technically recoverable reserves. What is eventually extracted is much smaller. On top of that, the energy returns lead to lower extraction rates, which is what needs to be considered and not reserves.

    According to the IEA, at best all oil and gas sources will add only 9 pct to total energy produced, and that's assuming that conventional production will simply flatline, an idea that has been contradicted by two-thirds of oil-producing countries where production has been dropping.

    Finally, the endgame began began around 2008, two years after producers started resorting to non-conventional production and right after a crash involving only a trillion dollars' worth of subprime lending, part of over one quadrillion dollars (notional value) in unregulated derivatives worldwide.

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