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Does ultrasociality really exist – and is it the best predictor of human economic behaviors?

  • Sarah S. Stith (a1) and Jacob M. Vigil (a1)

We agree that human economic structures can be informed by comparative analyses; however, we do not agree with several of Gowdy & Krall's specific assertions, which may hinder the generative potential of their model. We discuss these limitations from both biological and economic perspectives, and offer an alternative explanation for the expression of human economic behaviors based on individual optimization strategies.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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