High Rise Tenant Relocation of Avian
Residences under Asymmetric Power Relationships:
David Axelrod, Edwin Milan
Rutgers University, Spring 1992
ABSTRACT: No nest, no bird
INTRODUCTION: We had a bird in the upstairs
libray. It's gone. We explore the reasons why.
LITERATURE REVIEW: "The sky is falling"
(Chicken Little) and " I TOT I TAW A PUDDY TAT" (Tweety
THEORY: Let X be the bird. Let Yi be th i-th
egg. Let Z be the nest. The dynamic process of a cellegiate group
with preference cycles obviously leads to voting rules which are
dictatorial. Refer to this associated X as "Big Bird."
EMPIRICAL RESULT: The dictator obviously prefers
eviction of the Y's. Look out the window.
CONCLUSION: The evolutionary implications are
that birds will become intelligent enough, under repeated games,
to be able to sty in the library as graduate students, and, eventually,
REFERENCES: Little, Chicken: Unpublished dissertation
Bird, Tweety: From Looney Tunes
Acknowledgements: Authors wish to thank Cluck-U-Chicken
for the catering and Alfred Hitchcock for his seminal work on