Explain what egalitarianism and kleptocracy are, according to Diamond. What are the four major types of societies, from small-scale to large-scale, that have existed in human history and how are the two previously listed models of egalitarianism and kleptocracy related to these? Clarify the differences between each of the four types of societies in terms of population size, economic organization and activities, and political structure and provide an example of each type of society as well.
Your writing should begin with an overview of your opinion and summary of data supporting it and rely on evidence from this week’s readings and any other pertinent course materials from this week, stated in a clear and organized manner. The writing should be approximately the equivalent of one page double-spaced with citations of our relevant sources to provide evidence for your argument.