sucker(s) or saint(s)


taking T = tempation, R = reward, P = punishment and S = sucker, this leads in general to a sub-optimal outcome, as the nash-equilibrium in for example the prisoner’s dilemma(s), unless we twist thr utility value function(s) to allow S = saint, or strive for a pareto-equilibrium which gives, although unstable, maximal benefit for all, if enforced by either regulations, politiness or altruism. [taken from Barash (2003), see reference(s) and resource(s)]

from my g-note

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