tisdag 20 april 2010

Klasskompromiss som spelteori

Klasskompromissen win-win – spelteoretiska modeller visar att
“politically powerful labour and capital-owners can coexist on a mutually beneficial, dynamically efficient path of capital accumulation, of both parties play long-term strategies that allow the build-up of mutual trust.” (Vartiainen 2001, s 37; ref Kaital & Pohjola 1990)
Juha Vartiainen, “Understanding Swedish Social Democracy: Victims of Success?”, i Andrew Glyn (red), Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times: The Left and Economic Policy since 1980 (Oxford UP, 2001)
V Kaital & M Pohjola, “Economic Development and Agreeable Redistribution in Capitalism”, International Economic Review 1990

Uppdatering 23 oktober 2011

"Once deployed primarily by those influenced by the Marxian tradition, the concept of class war fits neatly into the new field of conflict analysis, which often applies the tools of game theory. /.../
it was Jack Hirshleifer of the University of California, Los Angeles, an economist with no affinity for Karl Marx, who virtually created a field of conflict analysis with a collection of essays poetically titled “The Dark Side of the Force.”

In these essays, he emphasized that the pursuit of self-interest often motivates individuals to join strong groups in order to prey on weak groups. Indeed, he argued that individuals opt for voluntary exchange only if it offers them greater gains than coercive expropriation.

Economists who have built on Professor Hirshleifer’s approach include Herschel Grossman, who taught at Brown University, and Michelle Garfinkel and Sergios Skaperdas of the University of California, Irvine, authors of “The Political Economy of Conflict and Appropriation.”"
Nancy Folbre, "Class war games", NYT Economix

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