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Envy’s hidden hand: why inequality bothers people more than poverty

22 mins | Jun 5, 2018

Ju/’hoansi ‘Bushmen’ of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia are the best-documented hunting and gathering community on the planet, and there is a wealth of knowledge to be derived from their ways. James Suzman, writing in Aeon magazine, explains how envy, a trait regarded as selfish and sinful in much of the rest of the world, plays a constructive role in creating the truly egalitarian society of the Ju/‘hoansi.

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From Aeon magazine