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Unformatted text preview: The tragedy of the commons Led to very aggressive social intervention Resource was finite End result was that people had more and more until whole system collapsed because there was no more land left. Environmental problem What is a prisoners dilemma game? Two prisoners captured at the same time. Two people are separated. Both people, if keep mouth shut, will get out in a short time on plea bargain. If one confesses, one who confesses will get out shortly; the other will stay in for a much longer period. One could get light sentence, while one gets life sentence. If both confess, you stay in the same period of time....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07