Dear friends Pietro, Vargan, Yugandhar, Sumant, Raji Reddy, Vivasayee, Brian, and all,
Suggest you all read the chapter 14 titled:
"FROM EGALITARIANISM TO KLEPTOCRACY"
in Jared Diamond's 1997 Pulitzer prize-winning book:
"Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years."
-starts at page 165 in some edition.
I read the book sometime after it came out, as a professional field ecology scientist and more... .
It can be found readily in bookshop even still in print to this day, and it can be found pirated for free on the internet too! haaaaaa! - get it, wopper irony, please!
I have them too, if you want professional-scientist's critiques of this popular book by scientist Jared Diamond -it differs from Jared Diamond's scientific papers of course being so pop & commercial & 'prize-winning'- eg.:"
Title: FOOD for THOUGHT.
Authors: Denham, Tim
Source: Nature Australia;
Vol. 28 Issue 4, p50, 6p, 6c
Abstract: Discusses the origins of agriculture in New Guinea.
Evidences suggesting early agriculture in the country; Reasons behind the distinctive long-term history of New Guinea compared with other regions of the world where early agriculture developed independently; Factors that can be accounted for the primitive nature of New Guinean societies in comparison with other agricultural lands.
Biggest best wishes,
--- In email@example.com, "Pietro" <2009@...> wrote:
> I am sure Fukuoka himself would not have had a problem with his work been copied over and over. In any case if you feel guilty because of that you can still send a donations to his family.
> The capitalistic market fails where the interest is too slim to support the production of enough copies. And this is where copying becomes not just a cheaper option but often the only option.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jason" <macropneuma@> wrote:
> > > I'm not happy with this breaching of copyright by them, so I didn't post news of that copied & scanned 'pirated' online version then.