Articles by Jackson Kuhl

Is Egalitarianism Instinctual?

Is there an "egalitarian instinct" bred into us by millennia of hunter-gatherer living as my colleague Max Borders asserts? And is this instinct channeled by Marxists and other central planners in an attempt to create egalitarian socialist utopias? "One of... Read More

The City Below Sea Level

The founding of New Orleans owes much to the conniving not of a Frenchman, but of a Scotsman. John Law was a professional gambler who fled Great Britain after killing a man in a duel. After wandering the Continent, he... Read More

Don't Call It a Comeback

A group of scientists has proposed to "re-wild" North America with elephants and lions, thereby replacing large megafauna that became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene about 12,000 years ago. The proposal's authors, led by Cornell University grad student... Read More

Megafauna Murder Mystery

"After centuries of debate, paleontologists are converging towards the conclusion that human overkill caused the massive extinction of large animals in the late Pleistocene." So sayeth a new paper to be published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizati Read More

Culture Wars at the Park Service

The recent restructuring of the National Park Service's Cultural Resources department has rattled historical preservationists -- so much so that archaeologist Dr. Ian W. Brown has resigned from two committees in protest. Brown, an archaeologist at the University of Read More

Trade and Troglodytes

A new paper written by three economists suggests that trade among groups of Homo sapiens was an advantage that contributed to the displacement of Neanderthals 30,000 years ago. Homo neanderthalensis appeared in the valleys and caves of Europe and southwest... Read More

Thompson, What Am I Going to Do With You?

I sat around a lot in airports during the summer of 1998. The previous fall, I had become involved in an internet-related project which had begun in my native state of Connecticut. When the project moved to Houston in the... Read More

Amazonian Compassion

Has the US been stingy in its response to the tsunami disaster in Asia? Depends on whom you ask. Some people at the United Nations think so. Other people, like the Hudson Institute's Carol Adelman, writing in the New... Read More

The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans'

On September 23, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), head of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bill S.2843, a laundry list of editorial fixes to various laws affecting Native American tribes around the country. Tacked on at the very... Read More

Island of the Little People

The impact on physical anthropology of the diminutive hominid Homo floresiensis cannot be overstated. The discovery in a rock shelter on the Indonesian island of Flores, announced in the October 28 issue of Nature, included a near-complete skeleton of... Read More

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