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Reciprocal altruism

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Interesting, The french Anthropologist Marcel Mauss, wrote an essay, “The Gift” about the same structure in 1925 (but from a sociological perspective):

From Wiki:

"Mauss’s essay focuses on the way that the exchange of objects between groups builds relationships between humans.

It analyzes the economic practices of various so-called archaic societies and finds that they have a common central practice centered on reciprocal exchange. In them, he finds evidence contrary to the presumptions of modern Western societies about the history and nature of exchange. He shows that early exchange systems center around the obligations to give, to receive, and, most importantly, to reciprocate."

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