April 15, 2014

Putin Isn't President of Sim City

Tom Nichols, The Federalist

SimCity

Are you deeply interested in what’s going on in the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine right now, but don’t know much about either Russia or Ukraine? Do you want to get involved in prognosticating what’s going to happen, but don’t want to bother with the tedium of studying Russian and Soviet history, or the interminable drudgery of learning the Russian or Ukrainian languages?

Not to worry. Famous economist Daniel Altman has a solution for you. It’s called game theory, and it explains everything you need to know, without having to know… well, anything, really.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Game Theory, Crimea

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