Economic Development and the Death of the Free Market


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Description: A study of how hierarchy grows with economic development

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International

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According to neoclassical economics, the most efficient way to organize human activity is to use the free market. By stoking self interest, the theory claims, individuals can benefit society. This idea, however, conflicts with the evolutionary theory of multilevel selection, which proposes that rather than stoke self interest, successful groups must suppress it. Which theory better describes how ...


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