# Morning Discussion

Vacation's over. I really enjoyed my time away from work, exploring some of the great spots buried within Chicago. It was a hectic time in the city due to the face-off between the Bears and the Pack. It didn't turn out well for Bears fans.

What did turn out well was Never Not Funny, live at the Congress Theater. The show was hilarious as usual, Daver sang the theme and the crew sang along at the end. As an added bonus, I had the pleasure of meeting the crew. What a classy group of gentlemen.

Well, it's back to work for me. Next time I'll be sure to remember to take more than two days off. Maybe.

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• Anyone here know a lot about game theory?

Is there a Pareto optimum in the chicken game? If so then I'm havning trouble understanding pareto optimums -- they are supposed to be where no other outcome makes anyone worse, right?

If so, then in:
1,1 | 4,2
2,4 | 3,3

i know that the nash is 2,4 and 4,2, but which would be pareto? 3,3? that wouldnt make sense because then you're worsening someone in 2,4 and 4,2, right? and 2,4/4,2 cant be because then you're worsening someone from the position of 3,3.

(that or im totally confused!)

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• It can (help) predict the behavior of two states given a certain set of circumstances and various potential outcomes.

For example, the chicken game can be applied to a nuclear arms race: you can both ramp up and end up nuking eachother (1,1), one can blink and and pull back from the brink avoiding nuclear cofrontstion but giving the other a strategic advantage (2,4/4,2), or you could both agree to cut back (3,3). That's a very basic example (I've only been in the class for 2 weeks!) and theres other "games" too (prisoners dilemma, cooperation, assurance, harmoney) that can be used for other types of scenarios
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