Fix, ‘An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution’
December 9, 2019
This paper explores how the evolution of human sociality can help us understand how we distribute resources. Using ideas from sociobiology, I argue that resource distribution is marked by a tension between two levels of natural selection. At the group level, selfless behavior is advantageous. But at the individual level, selfish behavior is advantageous. I explore how this tension affects the distribution of resources.
An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution
Fix, Blair. (2019). Real-World Economics Review. No. 90. December. pp. 65-97.