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The Individual and The Group


Prisoner's Dilemma

The site has a large collection of documents and educational resources for economics. Here is a concise but detailed explanation of the prisoners' dilemma and its implications

More Prisoner's Dilemma

Here is another expanation of the prisoner's dilemma, and the site contains a number of examples of how it can be used to explain real events:

Small Groups


In an appendix to his book NonZero, Robert Wright explains the tit-for-tat strategy that leads to cooperation:


In this article in the New York Times entitled, "In Niger, Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert," see if you can find the role of private property rights:

Central Planning

Exchange and Politics

Who Is Dismal Now?

One of the insights of economics is that exchange can be positive-sum. A column in the Washington Post explains why this insight matters in the world of public policy:

These links were checked on Jan 15, 2010, 2008

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