Discussing with a friend how to change things for the better he came off as very conservative from my viewpoint, he held the position that economy is the greatest driving force in international relationships, that there would never be a unified world government and that third world countries have no choice but to kiss the ass of world powers because they lack the power to change history by their own... He studied law and then went on to join my country's diplomatic force however he has little expertise beyond the fields of economics, law and diplomacy... So I think he might be biased due to his lack of knowledge of sociology and anthropology... Nonetheless I reckno that I am also quite ignorant when it comes to economics... So... Bottomline... Are there approaches to this subject that are based on both economics and anthropology? Or are both human sciences always opposed?