On 7/12/2012 7:42 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 7/12/2012 4:04 PM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
We each one are free riders because we are selfish collaborators. A twist on selfish collaboration is the self deception: our memory is unconsciously distorted to support our case. we thinkl that we deserve more than the fair share etc.

"Free rider" doesn't mean just a selfish collaborator. A free rider is one who benefits from the enforcement of social norms, but doesn't contribute to their enforcement.


To use a currently in vogue cliché; "they got no skin in the game". There is net no cost for defections.



"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon

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