By Guinevere Liberty Nell

Austrian Economics views on Individualism and Society brings jointly economists and political scientists focusing on evolutionary swap and spontaneous order.

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In experiments with mice, as mother mice were stressed, the bacterial content within their vaginas changed. Their pups picked up different bacteria, ones associated with stress that became the dominant bacteria in their gut. Significantly, the brains of pups born to stressed mothers developed differently from the brains of mice born to unstressed mothers (New Scientist, 11/23/2013: 18). Their gut bacterial population appears to be a crucial element in these different outcomes. The population of beneficial bacteria is reduced in the former, and their absence ultimately distorts the further development of their brains (Sanders, 12/14/13: 13).

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1979. Selected Poems New York: Penguin. Zimmer, Carl. 2013. ” New York Times, September 17. http://www. pagewanted=all&_r=0. Zwicki, Todd. 2000. ” Review Essay of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior, by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson. Review of Austrian Economics, 13: 81–95. Part 2 Spontaneous Order and Society Chapter 3 Spontaneous Order and the Social Individual: Hayek, Democracy, and Public Choice* Guinevere Liberty Nell Introduction Assumptions about self-interest underlie much of economic analysis; what would happen if human nature or culture changed, perhaps became more enlightened as discussed by Nell (this volume), and voters began to vote more for the common good than their own personal interests, and representatives began to care more about doing what is right than about personal payoffs?

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