General Reciprocity and Reputation

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General Reciprocity and Reputation

I'm just dipping my toes into the world of evolutionary psychology, found this Nature paper by way of this discussion on the necessity of gossip to deal with free riders in communities.

Rep was exciting to me but I couldn't wrap my head around it until I started learning about pre-currency societies and stuff like the above. It's still a little difficult to implement smoothly, but I love it's inclusion in the main system.