## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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Consider a 'game' between a planner, who is to build a new suburb containing

some

people who are going to live in it; and one of the future citizens, who wants to put

...

Consider a 'game' between a planner, who is to build a new suburb containing

some

**flats**and some houses, but has no way of finding out the preferences of thepeople who are going to live in it; and one of the future citizens, who wants to put

...

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o BUILD lOO %

loses 15 if he builds only houses. If he does a mixture of the two his gain will lie at

the corresponding point on line 1 connecting these two points on the graph.

o BUILD lOO %

**FLATS**0%**FLATS**0% HOUSES 100% HOUSES F1g. 10a.3loses 15 if he builds only houses. If he does a mixture of the two his gain will lie at

the corresponding point on line 1 connecting these two points on the graph.

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When he tries to draw up his pay-off table he will take account not only of his own

wishes, but also of the knowledge that

Let us suppose in fact that this citizen prefers a

When he tries to draw up his pay-off table he will take account not only of his own

wishes, but also of the knowledge that

**flats**are likely to be somewhat cheaper.Let us suppose in fact that this citizen prefers a

**flat**anyway and, considering its ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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