Originally Posted by Greger
And so we have a primitive tribe, division of labor is introduced, some hunt for meat and hides, some gather berries and eggs, cure the hides and cook the meat. They have no concept of land ownership, Noble Savages so to speak. The first piece of property is a sharpened stick. "Savage A" found and sharpened the stick, thinking himself very clever and able to kill animals easier. "Savage B" wants it and tries to take it. "Savage A" pokes him and shows him who is boss. Government is created to assure property rights.

Actually, that is pretty good, Greger. It beats the heck out of the fairytales about ancient folk communing in a now lost social Eden as they debate how to best form a government that will sort out their competing "interests". :-)

"When all has been said that can be said, and all has been done that can be done, there will be poetry";-) -- Issodhos