Re[2]: Reality Check Redux

Fri, 12 Jul 1996 14:25:48 CDT

Noting that everything we know indicates that with societal growth
(beyond a few hundred people) always comes social hierarchy, J. McCreery
wonders how we can at the same time espouse egalitarianism--a
provocative question indeed. I am curious about R. Kephart's response,
which implies the existence of large societies free of structually based
inequality. I had assumed that "structurally based inequality" was more
or less what John had *meant* by hierarchy; but the response seems to
imply otherwise. What do you mean, Ron, and what societies do you have
in mind? --Bob Graber