A prisoner’s dilemma cheat sheet

Because cooperation is hard.

Buster Benson
Jul 29, 2018 · 16 min read

Prisoner’s dilemma is a strange but fascinating thought experiment / game that can teach us all why some strategies for cooperation are better than others.

Imagine 2 people being questioned about the same crime. They are each talking to the interrogator separately. The interrogator gives each person the same deal: they can choose to…