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georgie and lesley have been arrested for robbing the hibernia savings bank and placed in seperate isolation cells. both care much more about their own freedom than their friendship. the prosecutor makes the following offer "you may choose to confess or r

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Ah, the old prisoners dilemma.
jon.ellis
22 June 2011
The dilemma is: If I confess, I get a reduced sentence and my colleague gets a full sentence. If I trust her/him not to confess and keep quiet, but s/he confesses, I get the full sentence. If I trust her/him not to confess and keep quiet, and s/he does the same, we can both walk free. Of course, if we both confess, we both get the full sentence! Unfortunately, we cannot communicate now we are in the cells and I do not know whether he will honour any agreement we made before we were arrested.
jon.ellis
22 June 2011
There are a series of possible outcomes for each player: win/win, win/lose and lose/lose.
jon.ellis
22 June 2011
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