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Prisoner’s Dilemma

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/prisoner-dilemma/

[Revised entry by Steven Kuhn on April 2, 2019.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, strategy-table.html]
Tanya and Cinque have been arrested for robbing the Hibernia Savings Bank and placed in separate isolation cells. Both care much more about their personal freedom than about the welfare of their accomplice. A clever prosecutor makes the following offer to each: "You may choose to confess or remain silent. If you confess and your accomplice remains silent I will drop all charges against you and use your testimony to ensure that your accomplice does serious time. Likewise, if your accomplice confesses while you remain silent, they will go...
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