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Is a crowded kitchen a cleaner kitchen?

In this video we will go back to Anna and Ben and we will see what happens when there are more people in the kitchen.

This week we will investigate what happens when there are more people that share a good. We will also try out using charts in order to illustrate multi-person situations and introduce the concept of a Multi-Person Prisoner’s Dilemma.

But before we do that, let’s go back to Anna and Ben’s kitchen and see what will happen when there are more people in the kitchen. Will it help? Is it possible that with a bigger group we will still have the same problem? When people choose what’s best for them individually, will they end up in a non-optimal situation?

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