The Usefulness of Spite

The Usefulness of Spite

Let’s play the ultimatum game. I’m first player, you’re second player. We have ten bucks to divide, first player gets to propose a division, and second player gets to accept or reject the division—and if the second player rejects, then nobody gets anything. If I’m smart, I’ll propose a fifty-fifty split, because you surely wouldn’t reject that offer, would you?…

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