Stanley, Gould, & Co. have earned a popular blog endorsement. A recent article about the proposed GM-Chrysler megamerger in the Daily Kos puts itself squarely into the species selection corner. It argues that species selection for body size in dinosaurs can be instructive in consideration of state-aided large corporate mergers. While clearly meant for a layperson, it is surprisingly lucid and on the mark.
The units and levels of selection, as well as the emergent properties within and among state-aided corporations remain unclear, however.
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