Co-operation when you least expect it

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Bee-1
HT Alex

Nice piece in PNAS by that man Dirk Helbing (AGAIN) & Wenjian Yu that suggests even in the most unlikely circumstances (i.e. in a population of disloyal selfish agents with poor memories) that cooperation and social order will emerge.

Timely, given the UK Co-op grocery business continues to grow (and the financial services business also). But maybe this kind of mutual sentiment isn't so unexpected, right now.

Maybe we just want to be together…

Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr Individualist with your Anglo-Saxon cultural assumptions about us humans being independent, self-determining agents…

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  1. kelvin newman
    March 16, 2009

    I’ve been thinking about Co-Ops quite a lot recently, I def think there’s something in them especially in digital sector. Must be some good case studies out there out to search out.