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The Real Free Riders: the Neo-Feudal Rich

One of the interesting problems in economics and indeed in conflict, is the problem of free riders, those who exploit the economic system in their own self interest at the expense of everyone else. The Republicans think that the free … Continue reading

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Re-post: Mapping Your Interests in Conflict, Collaboration or Internal Dilemmas

I am re-posting one of my most popular pieces in honour of my old Tutor Tony Brewer of Bristol University Economics Department, with whom I recently was back in touch. Thanks Tony for teaching me to really think hard about … Continue reading

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Positional Thinking, Put Downs and Counter Put Downs

Although positional thinking, or what are technically called Zero Sum Games, your loss is my gain etc, seem to rule the world, personally I have never understood them. I have negotiated countless deals in the world of conflict, and there … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Positional and Interest Based Bargaining

Central to this blog is the profound difference between Positional aka win-lose and Interest Based aka win-win Bargaining. I posted on this last year: https://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/the-top-ten-differences-between-positional-and-interest-based-bargaining/ In a nut shell, in conflict we adopt almost instant positions or demands. This is … Continue reading

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