Re: Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Tue, 01 Jul 1997 23:06:40 -0700

Sorry for the two-pronged reply, but a thought occurred to me. This being
an unusual event (at least to hear some correspondents tell it), I had to
take keyboard in lap to comment.

>Like a lot of aspects of term limits, it's a cost to the district
>that elected the officer, but a benefit to the nation at large.

I wonder. Seems to me that you could model term-limits as an incentive to
legislators to line their own pockets even more flagrantly. "What are they
gonna do, _fire_ me?"

>Logrolling is why porkbarrels are never shut down.

People getting what they think they want is why patronage is never shut
down. Some argue that the alternative is worse. Me, I dunno.


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