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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Paladin
    But the net gain of the "predator" always difuses they will still pass their gains on to someone else. Relatives,Friends,associates,the economy...ect.
    Admittedly that's true as far as any individual fraudulent exchange is concerned. But, when fraud begins to happen on a broader scale and erodes trust, increasing transaction costs of exchanges, a deadweight loss of potentially available gains from cooperation could result. It may therefore become a parasitical behaviour in the aggreggate, if it becomes very common.

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    Post Re: On Psychopathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Telperion
    Admittedly that's true as far as any individual fraudulent exchange is concerned. But, when fraud begins to happen on a broader scale and erodes trust, increasing transaction costs of exchanges, a deadweight loss of potentially available gains from cooperation could result. It may therefore become a parasitical behaviour in the aggreggate, if it becomes very common.
    The tendency for one man to chea another is evidenced by the importance of Lawyers and carefully written contracts in our society.

    If Psychopathy might be like an arms race. In which humans are constantly evolving ways to work things in their advantadge at the cost of others but at the same time developing protective mechanism such as an increased ability to detect deception more cautiousness when dealing with others..ect.

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