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Shall We Kill or Enslave Caesar? Analyzing the Caesar Model

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  • Jasso, Guillermina

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When a society overthrows a ruler – call the ruler Caesar – what determines whether Caesar is killed or enslaved? This paper presents a model of killing versus enslaving Caesar, based on a new theory which unifies justice, status, and power. The model pertains to societies which value ordinal goods like bravery, yielding predictions for three of the five types of societies – justice-nonmaterialistic, status, and power-nonmaterialistic. Results cover members’ gains, effects of own rank and group size, and relative gains from killing or enslaving Caesar. Further results suggest that Caesar will be killed only in a justice-nonmaterialistic society, and from the noblest of motives – to achieve equal gains for members.

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  • Jasso, Guillermina, 2008. "Shall We Kill or Enslave Caesar? Analyzing the Caesar Model," IZA Discussion Papers 3460, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3460
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    1. Jasso, Guillermina, 2007. "A New Unified Theory of Sociobehavioral Forces," IZA Discussion Papers 3243, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Jasso, Guillermina, 2007. "Theoretical Unification in Justice and Beyond," IZA Discussion Papers 2641, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    Keywords

    power; status; comparison; justice; sociobehavioral theory; exile; imprisonment; assassination; tyrannicide; regicide; coup d’état; civil strife; identity; happiness; personal qualitative characteristics; hierarchy; equality;

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    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • N40 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - General, International, or Comparative

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