<![CDATA[Nice guys do finish first, according to a new study.
Common game theory has held that punishment makes two equals cooperate. But when people compete in repeated games, punishment fails to deliver, said study author Martin Nowak. He is director of the evolutionary dynamics lab at Harvard where the study was conducted. “On the individual level, we find that those who use punishments are the losers,” Nowak said his experiments found. ]]>