There are many puzzles in the Game of Mates. One of these is how trading gifts amongst a network of powerful people can be so bloody costly!
Groups of friends trade gifts amongst themselves all the time. Yet no one in their right mind would claim that our birthday traditions suck the wealth of the nation. … More What are grey gifts?
It is all too easy for us to sit back and watch dodgy deals happening in business and politics, and pretend that we would NEVER act that way. But that is delusional!
In the right circumstances we all succumb to the Game of Mates. … More The Experiments
Rezoning is a type of “grey gift” that can be extremely valuable to selected landowners. Because of this, such decisions have been taken over by a Game of Mates, who ensure all the gains are funnelled their way. … More The Great Property Game