#3. A Summary of ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined’ by Steven Pinker

Table of Contents i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: OUR INNER DEMONS 1. Predation 2. Dominance 3. Revenge 4. Sadism 5. Ideology PART II: OUR BETTER ANGELS 6. Empathy 7. Self Control 8. The Moral Sense a. Communal Sharing b. Authority Ranking … Continue reading

#2. A Summary (and Critique) of ‘Debt: The First 5000 Years’ by David Graeber

Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: THE BEGINNINGS OF EXCHANGE, DEBT, AND MONEY 1. The Beginnings of Money from the Point of View of Classical Economics 2. The State of Nature: Hunter-Gatherer Tribes and the Origins of Exchange 3. … Continue reading