Re: SOCIOLOGY: Cooperation & ANGER

From: Dossy (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 13:20:35 MST

On 2002.01.13, J. R. Molloy <> wrote:
> Anger plays key role in human cooperation
> by Anil Ananthaswamy
> However, in real life, punishment is rarely without cost to the
> punisher. So why should someone punish a free-rider? Because of
> emotionally driven altruism, says Ernst Fehr, an economist at the
> University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Looks to me like someone's trying to justify the cliche'
"this is gonna hurt me more than it'll hurt you." It does
sound like a reasonable hypothesis, though.

"You may get more bees with honey than vinegar, but
a good bug spray will kill them all."

-- Dossy

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  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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