Monday, August 16, 2004

Economic Analysis of "The Improbable Cooperation of Shy Murderous Apes"

How did a bunch of "shy, murderous apes" learn to cooperate? See this week's Economist for an answer to that question in the form of an excellent review of "The Company of Strangers," by economics professor Paul Seabright. The review is subtitled "Co-operation has brought the human race a long way in a staggeringly short time."

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