Thursday, November 21, 2019

 

A Solution to Wealth Inequality?

Bernie Sanders, Twitter (September 24, 2019):
Billionaires should not exist.
Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (New York: Twelve, 2016), p. 27:
A cave painting from the early Holocene in Spain shows ten figures with bows in their hands and a lone figure prone on the ground with what appear to be ten arrows sticking out of him. The configuration strongly suggests an execution rather than death in combat. Boehm points out that among current-day foraging groups, group execution is one of the most common ways of punishing males who try to claim a disproportionate amount of the group's resources.
Boehm is Christopher Boehm, Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame (New York: Basic Books, 2012), e.g., pp. 156 ff.

I think this is a reconstruction of the cave painting, from Cueva Remigia, Castell├│n:


Related post: Big Chief.



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