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10/16/2006 05:34 PM by greg simay; Conspiracy theory: a subset of game theory?
What might game theory have to say about conspiracy theories or, more generally, situations where secrecy may offer a competitive advantage? Are there general types of conspiracies that game theory can rule out as untenable (analogous to the laws of thermodynamics ruling out perpetual motion machines without having to have a knowledge of the machine's details)? I hope game theory can cut through the emotional biases (for and against) and name calling that often attend this topic, and provide some rational bases for evaluating the worth of conspiracy theories. [Manage messages]