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Jared Diamond: Those in stateless societies "enjoy" lives that are murderous and short by TokyoTom

Jared Diamond has an interesting essay at the current issue of New Yorker, " Vengeance Is Ours ", that is worth considering. In the essay, Diamond not only describes the moral and political economy of cycles of personal and inter-tribal vengeance...

Bison and the Theft of the Commons by TokyoTom

[Updated, as noted] [I now view this as my first "Avatar" post. February 15, 2010.] My attention was drawn today to a letter to the editor published by The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) , an organization of free-thinkers who...