Subject: Re: Prisoner's Dilemma
From: Peter.Averkamp@e20.physik.tu-muenchen.de (Peter Averkamp)
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1993 20:04:17 +0100

The Prisoner's Dilemma is a good example for unequal decisions:

The second guy has always the better chance: if person 1 didn't
testify he knows that testifying buys him a year. So, in the real
world, the decision matrix looks different:

                           Person 2
                     Testify      Don't
                   +---------------------+
Person 1   Testify |  4,4     |   X,X    |
             Don't |  4,2     |   X,X    |
                   +---------------------+

The second guy has a 50% chance to win and the first one always loses.

In my understanding, this resembles closer to what tends to happen
in the 'free market'(what a joke) when every fart of a lawyer gets patented.

Just my .02$

\Peter