Games Oligopolists Play

Review by John Burns
Choice of the Week
Georgia Straight, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2001, p. 29

While spading through the compost that’s grown at the bottom of my book piles, I discovered Rob Kovitz’s Games Oligopolists Play (Treyf, $20). This 84-page artist’s book was “revised and expanded” sometime last year, but the quotations—culled from economics texts and hockey books—are timeless. The lines, strung into epigrams the Fraser Institute would take, ooh, some issue with, argue that game theory can explain transnational corporate culture. Umm, okay. The pictures throughout are cool, anyway, as is the Winnipeg publisher’s Web site ( Let’s dedicate a copy to George W. Bush, nepotistic oligarchy’s poster boy.



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