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Uniqueness: before the kritik Link: The kritik

Capitalism’s products (property, exchange, etc.) aren’t mere legislative creations – they are intrinsic to human nature
-recognizing inevitability prevents escalating wars

Wilkinson 2005 – Academic Coordinator of the Social Change Project and the Global Prosperity
Initiative at The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Will, Capitalism and Human Nature, Cato Policy Report Vol. XXVII No. 1

Property Rights are Natural The problem of distributing scarce resources can be handled in part by implicitly coercive allocative hierarchies. An alternative solution to the problem of distribution is the recognition and enforcement of property rights. Property rights are prefigured in nature by the way animals mark out territories for their exclusive use in foraging, hunting, and mating. Recognition of such rudimentary claims to control and exclude minimizes costly conflict , which by itself provides a strong evolutionary reason to look for innate tendencies to recognize and respect norms of property. New scientific research provides even stronger evidence for the existence of such property "instincts." For example, recent experimental work by Oliver Goodenough, a legal theorist, and Christine Prehn, a neuroscientist, suggests that the human mind evolved specialized modules for making judgments about moral transgressions, and transgressions against property in particular. Evolutionary psychology can help us to understand that property rights are not created simply by strokes of the legislator's pen . Mutually Beneficial Exchange is Natural Trade and mutually beneficial exchange are human universals, as is the division of labor. In their groundbreaking paper, "Cognitive Adaptations for Social Exchange," Cosmides and Tooby point out that, contrary to widespread belief, hunter-gatherer life is not "a kind of retro-utopia" of "indiscriminate, egalitarian cooperation and sharing." The archeological and ethnographic evidence shows that hunter-gatherers were involved in numerous forms of trade and exchange. Some forms of hunter-gatherer trading can involve quite complex specialization and the interaction of supply and demand. Most impressive, Cosmides and Tooby have shown through a series of experiments that human beings are able easily to solve complex logical puzzles involving reciprocity, the accounting of costs and benefits, and the detection of people who have cheated on agreements. However, we are unable to solve formally identical puzzles that do not deal with questions of social exchange. That, they argue, points to the existence of "functionally specialized, content-dependent cognitive adaptations for social exchange." In other words, the human mind is "built" to trade. Once you attempt to take away something that is intrinsic to human nature you are dehumanizing and:

Dehumanization leads to genocide and a ton of other damning impacts Berube 1997
(Berube, David. Professor. English. University of South Carolina. Nanotechnological Prolongevity: The Down Side. 1997. http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/faculty/berube/prolong.htm) Assuming we are able to predict who or what are optimized humans, this entire resultant worldview smacks of eugenics and Nazi racial science. This would involve valuing people as means. Moreover, there would always be a superhuman more super than the current ones, humans would never be able to

When people are dispensable.. beneath the menticide of deviants and dissidents. and international genocide. 1983. Once justified. famine. When people become things.. . it is safe to conclude the foundations of humanness offer great opportunities which would be foregone. they become dispensable. any and every atrocity can be justified. (Montagu & Matson. they seem to be inevitable for every epoch has evil and dehumanization is evil's most powerful weapon. p.. For that reason this sickness of the soul might well be called the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. This means-ends dispute is at the core of Montagu and Matson's treatise on the dehumanization of humanity. in the cuckoo's next of America. we approach a nearly inestimable value greater than any tools which we can currently use to measure it.... xi-xii). They warn: "its destructive toll is already greater than that of any war. When we calculate the actual losses and the virtual benefits. or natural calamity on record .escape their treatment as means to an always further and distant end. While it may never be possible to quantify the impact dehumanizing ethics may have had on humanity. environmental apocalypse..and its potential danger to the quality of life and the fabric of civilized society is beyond calculation. Behind the genocide of the holocaust lay a dehumanized thought. plague. Dehumanization is nuclear war. lies a dehumanized image of man.