The Ancient Historian

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The coevolution of farming and property rights

There is a fascinating study reported in this week’s PNAS by Bowles and Choi arguing that farming co-evolved with private property rights regimes in the early Holocene. I have not read it yet, but it is a theory that is deeply interesting and fundamentally important for economic history and especially for the history of property.

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2 thoughts on “The coevolution of farming and property rights

  1. Yes, I just got this ref, too – and am printing it out in out to review. Look forward to your comments, and I’ll do the same!

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