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Game Theory – It Takes Balls

April 30, 2012 Posted by Jay Livingston I don’t know much about game theory. I’ve always found it hard to squeeze real-life situations into the shape of a prisoner’s-dilemma matrix and to think of life as a game. A game show, on the other hand, is a game. And the final round of the British show “Golden Balls” is totally Prisoner’s Dilemma. (Shouldn’t that apostrophe be moved to make it be Prisoners’ Dilemma? After all, it’s not solitaire.
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