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Wise exploitation – a game with a higher productivity than cooperation – transforms biological productivity into economic productivity

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  • Friedrich, T.

I suggest a new game called wise exploitation. It is characterized by a small investment of the exploiting party to either breed the exploited party or educate the exploited party not to detect exploitation. Thereby a higher productivity than cooperation or prisoners´ dilemma is achieved. The higher productivity is a benefit for the group and one party on the cost of the other. To stabilize this an important marginal condition has to be met: the investment (breeding, education) must be overcompensated by the gain. In the light of this suggestion mutualism or symbiotic associations of genetically non related organisms, like leafcutter ants with their fungus or human groups should be reinvestigated.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22862.

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Date of creation: 08 Sep 2009
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22862
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