Jane Austen Invented Game Theory with Mia Schauffler and Allie Jennings

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If you hear the words ‘Game Theory’ and picture a bunch of old dudes in glasses at Princeton talking about Soviet subs, you are a blind fool. The ideas behind game theory were only called game theory in the mid-20th century. But they’ve been around for a long long time, and they just might have been first discovered and described by everyone’s favorite romantic novelist. That’s right, we’re talking Austen baby! Allie and Mia from P.S. I Love RomComs think that Jane is the real, uncredited inventor of game theory. And they want to set history right by explaining her masterful depictions of human interaction as a game. Sound boring? Prepare to be amazed at how fun this episode is.