Archaeology, anarchy, hierarchy, and the growth of inequality

An interesting polemic on the growth of social inequality has developed in the past couple of weeks between Davids Graeber and Wengrow on the one hand, and Peter Turchin on the other. Graeber and Wengrow critique what they claim is the standard Rousseauian account of the evolution of inequality, from a state of primeval communism…

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Plan U is what Plan S should have been

Shortly after the initial publication of Plan S, Tim Vines proposed a Plan T, which addressed some of the problems he saw with Plan S. Plan T seems to focus on identifying the “real cost” to the publisher, which Vines argues is a function of acceptance rate. According to Plan T, a submission fee, or…