Links this week:

  1. Robert Kurzban reports on a very cool dictator game experiment. Do people only give money in experimental conditions?

  2. Nicholas Gruen digs up a nice Alfred Marshall quote.

  3. Peter Turchin calls on cultural group selection to explain the transition to farming. Or maybe it’s because “people like to own stuff”.

  4. A take-down of the paper suggesting the Victorians were smarter than us.

  5. The French fertility transition.