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Morality Games

Steve Brewer’s players discuss a strategy for selfish ethical behaviour.

It’s the 4th of July, and Max has invited Orin to a barbecue. Max, holding a Bud in one hand and a burger in the other, approaches Orin through swirls of choking smoke. Orin is looking rather glum, and Max guesses it is not just the veggie burger Orin insisted on having in order to ‘save the planet’.

Max: Congratulations! Glad to see you Brits have regained your own independence. About time you freed yourself from your European masters – just as we did from you guys a few centuries ago.