Thursday, March 06, 2008

What An Economist Said About The Movie "A Beautiful Mind"

In one of my classes this week we played "The Prisoner's Dilemma" game. The subject of the movie "A Beautiful Mind," the mathemetician John Nash, was an expert in game theory. To see what this game is about click here. It is another blog entry which has links to sites which explain a little about game theory. The economist Steven Landsburg reviewed the movie in the Wall Street Journal. That review was title "Mindless". Landsburg explains that the bar scene really does not disprove Adam Smith's idea of the Invisible Hand.

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