Weapons, intelligence and property rights
AbstractThe evolution of human intelligence and property rights is positively related to weapons and military technology. Weapons allowed the reallocation of property rights over females, initiating a positive feedback loop between weapons and intelligence through natural selection. Weapons and military technology then extended property rights over land and produce making agriculture possible. The first economic revolution was the discovery of weapons, not agriculture.
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- Alvaro Montenegro, 2004. "Weapons, intelligence and property rights," Colombian Economic Journal, Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Un, vol. 2(1), pages 33-44, November.
- B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Institutional; Evolutionary
- K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
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