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sep092009

Binmore om social kapital

For example, it is fashionable nowadays to attribute our current social woes to a lack of social capital. The implication is that the cure is to inject more social capital into the body politic. But looking around for more social capital is like sending a rookie out for a pint of elbow grease. Social capital isn’t a thing—it is just a word we use when talking about the properties of an equilibrium that has evolved along with our game of life.

Ur Binmores Game theory and Institutions

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En meget fin karakteristik fra Binmore. Efter at have arbejdet med konceptet i snart ti år, er jeg også kommet til den samme konklusion. De dele af begrebet, der er interessante er dele af en meget langsigtet ligevægtsspil (tillid, kultur osv), mens resten - som vi kan gøre noget ved politisk - er ligegyldige.

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