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108 Post author: Yvain 01 January 2010 04:41PM

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Comment author: Alexei 11 July 2011 11:48:30PM 2 points [-]

Oh, I see! I missed the key factor that by playing strategy NOT X (not polluting) you make strategy X (polluting) more favorable for others. And, of course, that doesn't apply to voting. This helps draw the line for what kind of problems you can use this reasoning. Thanks for clarifying!

Comment author: asr 21 January 2012 03:47:24AM 2 points [-]

It does apply to voting. The fewer the number of voters, the more valuable an individual vote is....