It looks like Columbia Business School professor Eric J. Johnson has commented in an overcomingbias thread on animal status contention. He's an expert on decision theory and behavioral economics. The post is enlightening:
I'm curious how competing ideologies may employ these strategies in the competition for mindspace. Also its interesting how macrosocial entities comprised of humans may be dumber than nonhuman animal cultures or wirings (by not avoiding mistakes illustrated in some of these animal examples).