zero-sum game

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zero-sum game

A game in which the sum of the wins is equal to the sum of the losses. In such a game, every victory by one party results in equivalent losses by other participants.
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Likewise, in other sorts of RFRA cases that present true zero-sum games, such as requests for religious exemptions from some provisions of the anti-discrimination laws, the Ninth Circuit's Eagle Act jurisprudence provides the correct answer: the RFRA claim should fail.
It is rather comforting to know that the Nash equilibrium for a two-person zero-sum game corresponds to von Neumann's solution.
Sample chapter topics include: social choice functions, deciding among divisor methods, and solving zero-sum games.
Their topics include Shakespeare and the politics of the Irish revival, Shakespeare as Gaeilge, Irish Ireland, Hamlet in Kildare Street, Oscar Wilde and the art of appeal, Shakespearean echoes in Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of Ireland, and zero-sum games in Shakespeare's King Lear and Beckett's Endgame.