posted on 07/07/2010 5:11:59 PM PDT
According to Game Theory, the State of Israel must make some perceptual changes to improve its position in the negotiations with the Arabs, and to ultimately win the political struggle.
I think they need to stop negotiating and use force to push Palestinians off their land. Do that in a major way for several years, and perhaps the Palestinians would agree to a new round of negotiations.
Ronald Reagan showed in Rekjavik that he was willing to walk away from a bad deal. By doing so he won the cold war in one day, and he exposed "game theory" as a hollow shell.
Robert Aumann may think this is a game but I would tell the Palestinians not to come to the conference unless they are willing to accept the fact they are alive as a blessing from God. Expect any more and you are expecting too much. Expect that Israel will surrender the Golan and you are expecting too much. Don’t come with false hopes.
posted on 07/07/2010 5:38:30 PM PDT
(Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left.)
That $100,000 in the breifcase that the Jew and the Arab are dickering over... that came from whom, exactly?
Oh... it came from ME???
So, let me get this right... I lose $100k, the Arab gets $90k and the Isreali gets $10k? So no matter what, I am in last place in a game that I am not allowed to refuse to participate in?
posted on 07/07/2010 6:09:22 PM PDT
Robert Aumann is one of the major contributors to Game Theory and economic theory. Some of the constructs (e.g., so-called correlated equilibrium and a certain type of integral) are named after him.
posted on 07/07/2010 6:17:08 PM PDT
That’s why it behooves one to be armed before, during, and after negotiations. :’) Thanks ventanax5.
posted on 07/08/2010 3:47:18 PM PDT
("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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