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Should It Be Homo economicus?

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Science  17 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5571, pp. 1243
DOI: 10.1126/science.1069831

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Second Nature Economic Origins of Human Evolution. Haim Ofek. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. 264 pp. $74.95, £45. ISBN 0-521-62399-5. Paper, $27.95, £17.95. ISBN 0-521-62534-3.

Ofek argues that economic factors played critical (and usually overlooked) roles in determining the evolutionary path that led to modern humans.