Re: The Urge to Punish Cheats: Not Just Human, but Selfless

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Date: Sun Feb 10 2002 - 16:52:56 GMT

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    On Sunday, February 10, 2002, at 11:10 , Ray Recchia wrote:

    > So what will you offer?

    It didn't even enter my head reading about that experiment to offer
    anything but a clean split down the middle, and I can't see any reason
    why an offer of anything but 50% makes any sense at all. The main logic
    is getting the money at all, and, any tincture of unfairness might jinx
    the deal.

    Anyway, were I a participant in that experiment, I would offer 50%, and
    refuse anything else.

    After all, it is money falling from the trees in the first place....

    - Wade

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