David Erdal

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Hominin evolution took a remarkable pathway, as the foraging strategy extended to large mammalian prey already hunted by a guild of specialist carnivores. How was this possible for a moderately sized ape lacking the formidable anatomical adaptations of these competing 'professional hunters'? The long-standing answer that this was achieved through the(More)
UNLABELLED We raise and discuss two issues for clarification. First, over what timescale is cultural group selection proposed to have been active? Unprecedented cooperation is inferred to have arisen in hunter-gather life well before the recent period on which Richerson et al. FOCUS Second, what is the unit of selection? Groups (of human individuals)? Or(More)
The newsletter of the tax justice network E conomic inequality has reached extreme proportions in many countries and is still widening. But the problem is far worse than previously recognised. This is because all studies exploring economic inequality have systematically underestimated the wealth and income enjoyed by the world's wealthiest individuals. The(More)
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