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ChristianKl 12 November 2015 08:34 AM
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How about updating in a direction where things aren't simply about Republicans scoring on Democrats and vice versa?

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is4junk 12 November 2015 09:11 AM
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I am not sure what you mean by updating in a direction.

I am interested in the mechanics for the tit for tat at this level. Is there some leadership group in the parties keeping scores and threatening retribution? If this is happening - somehow the press isn't aware or doesn't report on it.

Some pundits have hinted that there is an understanding that you don't go after the previous administration criminally (in the US, of course in banana republics this happens all the time).

Changing the fundamental rules of the senate on a party line vote must also have had an understanding.

I'd like to imagine there is a complicated game theory being played out. But maybe that only works at nation-state level and not in politics.

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Dahlen 13 November 2015 08:26 PM
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I am not sure what you mean by updating in a direction.


It's LessWrong jargon. It refers to updating your beliefs in the direction in which the evidence points.

I take it you found Omnilibrium through another source?...

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ChristianKl 13 November 2015 07:24 AM
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I am interested in the mechanics for the tit for tat at this level. Is there some leadership group in the parties keeping scores and threatening retribution? If this is happening - somehow the press isn't aware or doesn't report on it.
You assume that there a group doing that in the absence of providing evidence. Theories of that nature commonly called conspiracy theory.
You could use that understanding to update in the direction that this conspiracy theory.

You don't need central groups for the existance of norms of conduct.
I'd like to imagine
A lot of people like to believe in conspiracy theories that have a central group of people being in power. On the other hand that doesn't mean those theories are right.

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is4junk 13 November 2015 08:32 AM
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I had assumed tit for tat in politics was common knowledge - my mistake.
A google book search for "political tit for tat" has only 32k entries
Now I suppose it could still be a conspiracy theory but I am still interested in the mechanics of how that theory works.


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