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Saturday, Feb 26, 2005

game, set, match

"Beyond a certain hour, the only games worth playing are those amenable to game theoretic models. Lo and behold, I should be up teetering near the crack of dawn with an economist intent on applying the stag hunt dilemma, a kind of assurance/trust/coordination game, to the rigors of modern dating. Far from being an expert, in fact, rather more of a dating dilettante for whom even the word seems like a slip of the tongue, I listened to his explanation in the hopes being struck by lighting or, at the very least, an appropriate revelation."