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Avoid zero-sum thinking

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/avoid_zero-sum_thinking_20110927

The journalist Robert Wright argues in his book “Nonzero” that communication, cooperation and trust increase the likelihood that humans can avoid that favored term of game theorists: the zero-sum game. Whereas greater complexity and nuance allow us to avoid the zero-sum trap, the more simplistic and insular we are, the more likely we are to fall into it.

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