SOCIETY: People in a geography with shared interests because of shared dependence upon language, manners, norms, laws, and institutions.

POLITICS: The institutional means by which we jockey for, negotiate upon, decide upon which commons are produced with the scarce resources of the polity (population) – usually in the form of taxes, but also trade, behavior, and legislation.

CULTURE: Myths, Traditions, Rituals, Holidays, Foods, Arts. Technically: the group’s evolutionary strategy, and the costs we pay to demonstrate reciprocal fitness (agreeableness) for that strategy.

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