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Efficient Ethical Rules for Volunteer's Dilemmas

  • Author(s): Bergstrom, Ted
  • et al.
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Abstract

This paper extends the classic Volunteer’s Dilemma game to environments in which individuals have differing costs and private information about their own costs. It explores

the nature of symmetric ethical optimum strategies for Volunteer's Dilemma games with and without differing costs. Where costs differ, ethical optima are constructed by symmetrizing the game with a Rawlsian “Veil of Ignorance

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