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  • 1. ASHFORD ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 2 Doing Business with FamilPLEASE DOWNLOAD HEREDoing Business with Family. Nowak and Lairds Applying Anthropology 6.2 box,in Cultural Anthropology, proposes the following question:The familiar saying “never do business with family” advises against the practicesused in many of the chiefdom societies discussed in this chapter. This old sayingimplies that doing business with family will create conflict, whereas chiefdomsocieties welcome and encourage such close-knit economic exchanges as a wayof preventing conflict. In fact, in an interesting article on family businesses,Bertrand and Schoar comment on how cultures based on strong family ties canhave a negative impact on economic development. The reasoning is that themore we are taught to count on our kinship and family ties, the less likely we areto trust those outside our family networks, which greatly prohibits thedevelopment of larger economic institutions...Consider both examples and create an argument for or against mixing businesswith family. When responding to this question, be sure to engage in cross-culturalcomparison, taking into consideration variation in subsistence systems, descentsystems, mobility, and any other factors you consider pertinent. Draw examplesfrom the ethnographic record, your own experience, and the experience of otherswith whom you are familiar. Your initial response should be at least 150 words inlength. Please support your claims with examples from the text, recommendedmaterial, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least two of your classmates’posts by Day 7.