Are power hierarchies inevitable in human society?

Low Impact

Murray Bookchin, in The Ecology of Freedom , posits that in hunter-gatherer society there was / is no official hierarchy. The best hunters get respect, and are listened to, but they don’t have power to make other tribe members do what they want, apart from strength of character.

The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

In New York’s Times Square, members of the Committee to Defend Biodiversity handed out condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals, while a huge and expensive video billboard warned that “human overpopulation is driving species extinct.”. In 1962, in Our Synthetic Environment, Murray Bookchin wrote: “The needs of industrial plants are being placed before man’s need for clean air; the disposal of industrial wastes has gained priority over the community’s need for clean water.