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How to treat those of ill repute

A much-needed theoretical analysis deals with whether the principle known as 'costly punishment' helps to maintain cooperation in human society. It will prompt a fresh wave of experiments and theory.

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Rockenbach, B., Milinski, M. How to treat those of ill repute. Nature 457, 39–40 (2009).

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