Floating Markets Revisited

David desJardins (desj@ccr-p.ida.org)
Fri, 26 Aug 94 13:08:42 EDT

This is my final, last statement on the subject of markets, unless some
new point is raised.

> I *think* that you believe that a floating market is a bad game design
> because it can be manipulated in a bad way by the players.

This is not what I think. What I think, very precisely, is the
following: From long experience with many game systems which attempt to
simulate market movements, and which fail badly in important ways (i.e.,
being subject to manipulation), I conclude that it is extremely
difficult to design such a system which works well.

David desJardins

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