Ernest Thiessen’s Ph.D. thesis was a search for an algorithm with which to solve conflicts by seeking to maximize the preferences of all parties to the dispute. He found one independently, not knowing that John Nash had already solved the problem (and Nash won a Nobel prize for it). Now he has a company that provides a software that can be used to find the optimum solution to a dispute that is locked in a stalemate. He can always improve on the status quo, though in real life hardly ever achieve 100 percent satisfaction. For the video, audio podcast, transcripts and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-424-rational-dispute-settlement . After watching and seeing some of his other videos, you may want to post to the comment column just below the video on our website.
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