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Ideas of William Poundstone, by Text
[American, fl. 1980, ]
03 'Cake'

p.43

22717

Selfinterest can fairly divide a cake; first person cuts, second person chooses

03 'Curve'

p.61

22718

Formal game theory is about maximising or minimising numbers in tables

03 'Minimax'

p.62

22719

The minimax theorem says a perfect game of opposed people always has a rational solution

06 'Tucker's'

p.118

22720

Two prisoners get the best result by being loyal, not by selfish betrayal

11 'Howard's'

p.226

22721

The tragedy in prisoner's dilemma is when two 'nice' players misread each other

12 'TIT'

p.240

22722

TIT FOR TAT says cooperate at first, then do what the other player does

12 'TIT'

p.240

22723

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you  or else!
