fabio wrote:
>1) The current distribution of wealth fits the latitude hypothesis
>pretty well. ...
>2) The real question is whether the current distribution of wealth is
>typical or not. If you did the same study 1000 AD, would you get the same

This is indeed the right question to ask.  There seem to be just too
many possible explanatory variables and too few independent data points
at the moment.  The solution: get more data points!

Robin Hanson  [EMAIL PROTECTED]  http://hanson.gmu.edu
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