Episode 26: Game Theory


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Prisoner’s dilemma, tragedy of the commons, rock paper scissors, and I’m not making this up, the goat game. All of these can be influenced by game theory. What is game theory? How has it been incredibly influential throughout the 20th century without most of us even realizing what it is? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as they discuss Game Theory, what it is, and the method some people employ to stay out of jail.


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