> > I do not get this at all -- it seems that bonds of social trust would
I think in time of plenty, social bonds widen. People in extreme poverty
> > been more valuable in times of scarcity. I'd appreciate a brief
> > of this idea.
> I don't have much more. We do know that in situations of extreme
> during famine, people show the *least* social bonding. And as we have
> gotten richer, we have spent more time on activities whose primary purpose
> I think is social bonding: leisure, education, and health care. So I
I think in time of plenty, social bonds widen. People in extreme povertytend to only care about their immediate family.