Thursday, April 03, 2008

Food For Thought

It's your choice...
In every social opportunity one of the following four situations will occur.

1. Free Rider
When one is acting self-interested while others are being considerate.

2. Ordinary Morality
All parties are being considerate of one another's needs.

3. Sucker's Payoff
When one person is being considerate of others, and everyone else is being self-interested.

4. State of Nature
When everyone is self-interested...every man for himself.

Which situation would you rather be in?

Think carefully...

Here's a little help. If you choose to be a Free-Rider know that someone else would have to encounter Sucker's Payoff. Once that person is "suckered", he'll eventually try to sucker you, and in turn, both of you will experience a State of Nature making it difficult for anyone to get ahead.

Summarized from the Hobbesian Prisoner's Dilemma

- Doni W.


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