Monthly Archives: April 2014

A World Without Poverty. A guest blog by Joe Brewer

Social Evolution Forum

Imagine a world without poverty.  What would it look like?  Is it even possible?  How do we get there?  When people working at foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies dive into this topic, they typically do so with the assumption that poverty is just a natural part of the universe.  And yet, if they simply looked to the anthropological literature, they would think very differently.


Poverty appeared recently — some 10,000 years ago when we entered the Neolithic Age of agriculture with its permanent human settlements, stratification of wealth and inequality, and the invention of imperial conquest.  Poverty doesn’t arise, it is created.  As software engineers would say “it is a feature, not a bug” of all economic systems built on hoarding behavior and the concentration of power.

The best academic sources for this topic are Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame by Christopher Boehm and 

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Crevettes au Sésame et Pak Choï / Sesame Prawns with Pak Choi

Age-defying recipes - Recettes anti-âge

La cuisson des aliments avec un wok de style asiatique est une alternative saine à l’utilisation d’une poêle traditionnelle. Cette recette chinoise pourrait être aussi bien appréciée par les habitants d’Okinawa

Ingrédients : (pour 4 personnes)

  1. Mettez les crevettes dans un grand saladier. Ajoutez l’huile de sésame, la sauce soja, le miel, le gingembre, l’ail et le jus de citron. Salez (très peu, la sauce soja étant déjà salée), poivrez. Mélangez bien, puis laissez mariner pendant 5-10 minutes.
  2. Porter une grande casserole d’eau…

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