Hello,

I hope this question is appropriate for Mathoverflow. Gandhi said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world". I don't understand anything in Game/optimization theory (I don't know exactly what theory), but I am curious whether there are mathematical models, in which if the individual makes his local contribution the best, without thinking about the interaction with the decisions of the other, this makes the whole system act in the best possible way.

Thank you, Sasha

somethingon game theory (if only a couple of pages on wikipedia) before asking this question? It seems not. Vote to close. – quid Sep 4 '12 at 18:51