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41 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 10 August 2011 09:30AM

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Comment author: JGWeissman 10 August 2011 07:09:09PM 15 points [-]

Burning money just transfers the value of that money to holders of other money through deflation. So your generousity is still assigning some amount of value to your co-experimentee that otherwise would distributed throughout the economy.

But if the reward was something of intrinsic value, precommitting to destroying unused rewards could work.