Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict (1491-1607)


What does it take to get people to cooperate?

Hands Across America - 1986
Fundraising, or pooling resources, is a common form of cooperation. In 1986, people in the U.S. formed a human chain across America and raised $34 million. It was a project for USA Africa which produced We Are the World. But this blog post is about the period 1491 to 1607. What kind of cooperation, competition, and conflict did we see in that period?