This is a brilliant bit of work!

I’d like to add one more possible scenario to consider. You have modelled the possibility of using your talent to avoid the negative impact of bad luck, but not the Trumpian model of, go bankrupt and stiff the little guy.

I’m thinking that those with high capital and at least average talent will be able to push the impact of bad luck onto pretty much everyone, and most especially those below them (think bankers, bonuses and bailouts), and people with low capital and below average talent will only be able to push the impact of bad luck onto one or two people (think spousal abuse).

I’d really like to see an implementation of this, and the other additional scenarios you mentioned, if only to have a toy-problem version of real-world inequality (and additional support for Universal Basic Income).

Psychology graduate with interests in values and morality, cognition and executive function, and High Functioning Depression. Kiwi living in London, UK.