What Trying to Bribe Babies Teaches Us About Human Nature
Ester Bloom
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I think they’re missing a huge argument by characterizing it as a moral issue — instead, it’s an assessment of risk. A rulebreaker against a third party is more likely to be a rulebreaker against you, and mathematically, there IS a value at which the lower likelihood of a reward is a smart choice if the reward is great enough. 90% chance of one graham cracker from the “trustworthy” guy is better than a 40% chance of two from the “untrustworthy” guy, but not better than a 40% chance at eight.

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