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Topic: John Nash, Game Theory, and Government
Replies: 4   Last Post: Jul 2, 2013 1:51 PM

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 Kevin Posts: 81 Registered: 4/9/12
Re: John Nash, Game Theory, and Government
Posted: Jul 2, 2013 1:51 PM

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:38:37 PM UTC-5, Peter Percival wrote:
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> >>> So John Nash produced game theory and government says to itself, 'How wonderful to have something that we can bottle up and spin

Oh, right... sorry, I've mixed metaphors purposely before so I'm a little distracted by your statement... Well, a less mixed up metaphor is 'Religion is the opiate of the people.' Government wants game theory to create an opiate that will put us all into an oblivious automated stupor given Nash's grand design on humanity. Is Nash the object of my contempt? Ya see, it isn't ever Nash's fault. Academe knows Nash has to be Nash and academe knows that Nash's plan for humanity isn't going to happen or work but try convincing government.

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> A.A. Milne

Date Subject Author
6/30/13 Kevin
6/30/13 Peter Percival
6/30/13 Kevin
6/30/13 Peter Percival
7/2/13 Kevin