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Archive for the month “May, 2013”

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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