How Congress uses game theory and brinkmanship : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money For months, lawmakers have been negotiating two big spending bills with no end in sight. Game theory could explain the hidden strategies behind the congressional chaos.

Congressional game theory

Congressional game theory

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The road to passing the infrastructure bill has been a bumpy one for the Democratic Party to say the least. From constant delays to narrowly avoiding budget lapses, negotiations have been filled with potholes. The same can be said for the so-called human infrastructure bill.

Game theorist Kevin Zollman believes game theory can explain how politicians try to outmaneuver the opposing side, even if that comes back to bite them ... and everyone else.

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