Commited non-monogamists tend to concur with the small-is-beautiful anarchist's romantic view of tribes. For a long time I was sceptical of how women's quality of life might have been, back in the good old pre-agricultural days. I am slowly but increasingly convinced, by writers such as Sarah Hrdy, the Ryan and Jetha team, and even Paul Shepard. So when I read this interesting article in Common Dreams, using Dunbar's number to re-examine world economic crisis and societal disfunction, I immediately thought of non-monogamists' ideas about communitarian sexual relations in the context of a tribe of 150 individuals or so. That led me to this lovely quote of Dunbar's here: "Words are slippery; a touch is worth a 1,000 words any day." This couldn't possibly resonate any stronger with this modern woman, blogging in the vast obscurity of the modern-day Internet.