PerspectiveSocial Science

Cooperation, Punishment, and the Evolution of Human Institutions

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Science  07 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5770, pp. 60-61
DOI: 10.1126/science.1126398

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Summary

Given the choice, people prefer institutional arrangements in which those who overconsume common-property resources are punished compared to those in which they go free.