Sesión 1o. de Octubre: Economía y Altruismo

Esta sesión va a estar basada en las siguientes entradas de un blog del Scientific American. El tema es economía, evolución de la cooperación y altruisimo.

Las entradas son:

Johnson, Eric Michel (2013). Human Nature and the Moral Economy. The Primate Diaries. SciAm. (online) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2013/09/23/human-nature-and-the-moral-economy/

y esta

Jonhson, Eric Michael (2012). Punishing Cheaters Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation. The Primate Diaries. SciAm (online) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2012/08/16/punishing-cheaters/

Un resumen se puede entender a través de este párrafo:

What is crucial for these gift economies, however, is that there is no expectation of direct reciprocity, a finding that challenges the core assumptions of classical economics. “As with so many actual small communities,” Graeber writes, “everyone simply keeps track of who owes what to whom.” There is no marketplace, no precise accounting, and, except under rare circumstances, no tallying of the relative value of a given item, or what its fair recompense would be. All members of the society usually owe something to someone else, a social network of gratitude that fosters their overall spirit of altruism.

Para complementar creo que vale la pena revisar esta otra entrada en slate

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_evolution/2012/10/groups_and_gossip_drove_the_evolution_of_human_nature.single.html

y una entrada en el blog de Toño del Río: Sobre el prejuicio del comportamiento ético de los ricos http://delrioantonio.blogspot.mx/2013/09/sobre-el-prejuicio-del-comportamiento.html

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