Have WEIRD societies entered a cul-de-sac?

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55763/ippr.2022.03.03.005

Abstract

A review article based on ‘The Weirdest people in the world’ by Joseph Henrich

Keywords:

WEIRD Societies, Book Review, Competition, Modern-States, Religion

Author Bio

V Anantha Nageswaran, Government of India

V Anantha Nageswaran is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

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Published

2022-05-20