Zero Sum Game

Zero Sum Game

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ZERO SUM GAME Best of Lists: * Best Books of the Month at The Verge, Book Riot, Unbound Worlds, SYFY, & Kirkus * The Mary Sue Book Club Pick * Library Journal Best Debuts of Fall and Winter A blockbuster, near-future science fiction thriller, S.L. Huang's Zero Sum Game introduces a math-genius mercenary who finds herself being manipulated by someone possessing unimaginable power... Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. As far as Cas knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There’s only one problem... She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore. "Fresh and exciting... a great start to an exciting series--and an exciting career." --Boing Boing At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : S. L. Huang
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2018-10-02
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781250180261


The Zero Sum Society

The Zero Sum Society

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Written during a period of acute economic stagnation in 1980, The Zero-Sum Society discusses the human implications of economic problem solving. Interpreting macroeconomics as a zero-sum game, Thurow proposes that the American economy will not solve its most trenchant problems-inflation, slow economic growth, the environment-until the political economy can support, in theory and in practice, the idea that certain members of society will have to bear the brunt of taxation and other government-sponsored economic actions. As relevant today as it was twenty years ago, The Zero-Sum Society offers a classic set of recommendations about the best way to balance government stewardship of the economy and the free-market aspirations of upwardly mobile Americans.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Lester C Thurow
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2008-01-04
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780465011599


A First Course On Zero Sum Repeated Games

A First Course On Zero Sum Repeated Games

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This volume aims to present the basic results in the theory of two-person zero-sum repeated games including stochastic games and repeated games with incomplete information. It is intended for graduate students with no previous knowledge of the field.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Sylvain Sorin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002-03-07
File : 204 Pages
ISBN : 3540430288


The Sum Of Us

The Sum Of Us

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. WINNER OF THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ms. magazine, BookRiot, Library Journal • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a root problem: racism in our politics and policymaking. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is not only a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here but also a heartfelt message, delivered with startling empathy, from a black woman to a multiracial America. It leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Heather McGhee
Publisher : One World
Release : 2021-02-16
File : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780525509578


Two Person Zero Sum Games

Two Person Zero Sum Games

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Two-person zero-sum game theory deals with situations that are perfectly competitive—there are exactly two decision makers for whom there is no possibility of cooperation or compromise. It is the most fundamental part of game theory, and the part most commonly applied. There are diverse applications to military battles, sports, parlor games, economics and politics. The theory was born in World War II, and has by now matured into a significant and tractable body of knowledge about competitive decision making. The advent of modern, powerful computers has enabled the solution of many games that were once beyond computational reach. Two-Person Zero-Sum Games, 4th Ed. offers an up-to-date introduction to the subject, especially its computational aspects. Any finite game can be solved by the brute force method of enumerating all possible strategies and then applying linear programming. The trouble is that many interesting games have far too many strategies to enumerate, even with the aid of computers. After introducing ideas, terminology, and the brute force method in the initial chapters, the rest of the book is devoted to classes of games that can be solved without enumerating every strategy. Numerous examples are given, as well as an extensive set of exercises. Many of the exercises are keyed to sheets of an included Excel workbook that can be freely downloaded from the SpringerExtras website. This new edition can be used as either a reference book or as a textbook.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Alan Washburn
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-29
File : 199 Pages
ISBN : 9781461490500


Zero Sum

Zero Sum

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Barry Eisler
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2017-06-27
File : Pages
ISBN : 1477824464


Two Person Zero Sum Games

Two Person Zero Sum Games

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Genre : Game theory
Author by : Alan R. Washburn
Publisher : INFORMS
Release : 2003
File : 125 Pages
ISBN : 9781877640193


Zero Sum Solution

Zero Sum Solution

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A combination of thorough political evaluations and sound economic advice becomes a blueprint for effecting severe productivity growth to bring the United States up to world class economic standards

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Lester Thurow
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1986-09-22
File : 414 Pages
ISBN : 9780671628147


Not A Zero Sum Game

Not A Zero Sum Game

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Genre : Economics
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Publisher : Universidad F. Marroquín
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File : 79 Pages
ISBN : 9789992279991


Zero Sum Game

Zero Sum Game

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"In 2007, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) ended their bitter, century-long rivalry and merged to form CME Group. The combined company went on to acquire the New York Mercantile Exchange in 2008, and now dominates regulated futures trading with a 95% share of the U.S. market. The Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the World's Largest Derivatives Exchange and its Influence on the Global Economy tells the gripping (and often comical) story of the multi-billion-dollar bidding war that erupted between financial giants as they fought for control of CBOT. Through the lens of the historic CME/CBOT deal, the book: Introduces the colorful and outspoken personalities who call the shots in this close-knit and frequently misunderstood industry. Details the reasons behind the recent, spectacular growth of a market that's existed for over 160 years. Explains how derivatives affect the lives of average consumers worldwide by influencing everything from interest rates on credit cards to the cost of a cheeseburger to the price of a gallon of gas. Reveals the inner workings of futures exchanges, and differentiates the various types of derivatives that are routinely lumped together and vilified by the media. Erika Olson is a former managing director of the Chicago Board of Trade and spent over ten years working in and consulting to the financial services industry. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business."--

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Erika S. Olson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-10-26
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780470624203