Fix, 'An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution'

Fix, 'An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution'

December 9, 2019

ABSTRACT
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.
Citation
An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution
Fix, Blair. (2019). Real-World Economics Review. No. 90. December. pp. 65-97.

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