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Prisoner’s Dilemma

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Prisoner’s dilemma is problem in a game theory. It was framed at RAND by Merill Flood and Melvin Dresher in 1950. Albert Tucker formalized the problem by adding the prisoner statements and giving name ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma’.
It touches various fields of science : evolution, game theory, cooperation, altruism, reciprocal altruism, moralism for some names.

The classic statement is :
‘Two suspects are arrested by the police. The police have insufficient evidence for a conviction, and, having separated both prisoners, visit each of them to offer the same deal. If one testifies (defects from the other) for the prosecution against the other and the other remains silent (cooperates with the other), the betrayer goes free and the silent accomplice receives the full 10-year sentence. If both remain silent, both prisoners are sentenced to only six months in jail for a minor charge. If each betrays the other, each receives a five-year sentence. Each prisoner must choose to betray the other or to remain silent. Each one is assured that the other would not know about the betrayal before the end of the investigation. How should the prisoners act?’

We have an iterated version of the dilemma known as ‘Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma’
I will be posting different strategy for PD and about its occurrences in future  posts.


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July 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

The Resaon Communism Failed : II

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10. Due to limited amount of resources, the is always a struggle to get it and  Someone will always get greedy enough for sharing it.(Thanks to lupin)
11. Men have an affinity  for their friends, family, acquaintance than for a stranger, that makes commuism in a state to deviate to oligarchism.
12. Monetary Currency
13. Weapon Race
14. Conspiracy from non-communist Capitalist Nations
15. It thinks highly of wisdom of crowd but not that highly of madness of crowd
16. Reluctance of government to move toward pure communism (statelessness)
17. Surplus Value still exists thought the state is communist for cheap labour.
18. Commodity Fetishism remains in the mind of ruling body.

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February 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Secret Services and poor innocent Citizens

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While talking to a team-mate I told her ‘There is a good news and a bad news for you guys.’
‘ What are those ?’ she asked.
‘ Good is that Pakistan admitted India attack Links.’
‘ And What’s bad ?’
Some RAW agents got caught in Pakistan
‘ Is it So? ‘
‘Yes !’, I said.
Another of my team-mate interrupted ‘Have you seen the movie Main Hoon Na ?’
‘No’, I said.
‘They just capture innocent citizen and show  them as RAW agent’.

Just two hours ago I was reading a Pakistani news claiming vice versa.
RAW wields considerable influence in Nepal and the unfortunate people who got trapped by the agency had gone to Nepal on legal travelling documents.
Kasab and many of those arrested in Nepal and transferred to India would be killed in fake encounters and their bodies used to authenticate sinister scenarios fabricated by Indian agencies.
The article was about 2006 detention of Kasab from Nepal.
I don’t know who is true or  who is not . But citizens of both countries believe that the other nation is capturing poor innocent citizen in name of terrorist/secret agent.

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February 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm

The Resaon Communism Failed

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1. State is run by politicians, not by economists.
2. Leaders confuse the final state of communism(statelessness) with anarchy(not in philosophical sense).
3. Capitalist think they may lose market if communism grows.
4. People prefer short term benefit over a long term benefit.
5. Party rules, commune doesn’t.
6. Proletariat don’t get access to capital anyway.
7. The country embracing communism were poor.
8. Communist ideology always argues for the freedom of a person to think and express in his ways but countries embracing communism never follow that.
9.Communist theory assumes that all humans are basically good, well motivated, and possess equal capabilities and motivation.

To be Continued…

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February 10, 2009 at 12:08 am