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Like Worms in the Belly of Some Great Beast: Family Values and Crusader Kings II | Ruthless Culture
Civ-type strategy video games encourage the player to see through the eyes of the self-perpetuating bureaucracy. Mentions the Iron Law of Oligarchy. Via Gareth Rees.
games  politics  hobbes  oligarchy  civilisation  society  charles-stross 
may 2013 by pw201
A Positive Account of Property Rights
Vladmir M on Lesswrong linked to this as a good explanation of what Schelling points are. It's also an interesting theory about how property rights could arise out of a Hobbesian state of nature, although I'm not familiar enough with the literature to know whether that part of it makes any obvious errors.
game  theory  philosophy  Hobbes  Schelling  politics  Friedman  economics 
january 2012 by pw201

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