#1 By: Xeni Jardin, October 11th, 2013 14:36
#2 By: John Fleming, October 11th, 2013 14:44
Cue Cain and Abel references in 3...2...
#3 By: Tim Quinn, October 11th, 2013 15:35
This is still going on! The farmers went on to found civilization and the hunters . . . well, they're still hunting!
#4 By: Tim Quinn, October 11th, 2013 15:37
I knew it was all over when they announced the first advancements in technologies of gathering conference in 68,235 BC.
#5 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, October 11th, 2013 15:53
The hunters (and the gatherers) became the hunted pretty quickly once agricultural civilization got its act together. The remnants either live in places that are uneconomic to exploit, or are hobbyist/specialist offshoots of agricultural civilization.
It's not what you'd necessarily call a good lifestyle choice; but once a civilization gets an agricultural system capable of sustaining God King Somebody III's army of conquest going, it isn't going to be pretty for their neighbors...
#6 By: Gord Wait, October 11th, 2013 16:28
The divide between socialists and libertarians goes way back..
#7 By: Tim, October 11th, 2013 16:41
Hunter 1: "Logically we should price our product based on what the market will—"
Hunter 2: "BEAR!"
#8 By: Boundegar, October 11th, 2013 17:43
Not sure if that was a joke, but there's substantial evidence in the Old Testament that this very dynamic played out, violently, in the ancient Near East. The story of Cain and Abel is pretty likely a reflection of this, as well as a lot of the Israel vs Canaan battles in the Pentateuch. So yea, Cain. Abel.
#9 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, October 11th, 2013 18:48
Is that a joke, or are you seriously suggesting that that statement is something other than a category error in pre-currency societies with almost nothing resembling a 'market economy' (or any of the reactions against such)?
#10 By: Xeni Jardin, October 16th, 2013 14:36
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