June 13, 2020

# Positive vs zero sum

There's a lot of talk of "zero-sum bias": believing situations that aren't zero-sum (e.g. trade) to be so.

— Stefan Schubert (@StefanFSchubert) May 31, 2020

But seems there's also the opposite "positive-sum bias".

E.g. cf the notion that "all should get a prize".

Seems to rest on confusion that prizes are not zero-sum.

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Updated Jun, 14 2020