The pleasure of being nasty
AbstractWe introduce the joy-of-destruction game. Two players each receive an endowment and simultaneously decide on how much of the other player's endowment to destroy. In a treatment without fear of retaliation, money is destroyed in almost 40% of all decisions.
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Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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Spite Nastiness Money-burning Anti-social behavior;
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