[ExI] General comment about all this quasi-libertarianism discussion

Richard Loosemore rpwl at lightlink.com
Sun Feb 27 19:09:12 UTC 2011

Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 11:10:03AM -0500, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>> And having said all of that, we do have something like the required  
>> simulations already:  game theory.  Libertarianism is something close to  
>> an "all defection, all the time" strategy ;-), and I believe those don't  
>> do very well....
> That's unfair, I'd grant that it's more like Tit For Tat.

Fair cop.  Though I was being a little tongue-in-cheek there.  I don't 
seriously think that even multi-player PD games can tell us much.

New question:  are there *really* no open-source society-models out 
there, that anyone knows about?  I am kind of surprised at that.  I 
don't really have the time to do a search right now.

Richard Loosemore

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