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When someone or some group gets "hooked" on one way of "making a living," for obvious reasons, that way is strongly defended. Like farming vs. hunter-gathering, for example. Hunter-gatherers could merely move on when crowded by other tribes. Farmers didn't have that option: They had to stay and fight. The same applies to modern societies lacking easy flexibility of "income" producing modes. --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:41 AM