The two convicted murderers who escaped from a prison in upstate New York have been on the loose since the weekend, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering a $100,000 reward for finding them—or $50,000 for finding one of the men.
That poses an interesting question: What if Richard Matt and David Sweat turned each other in? Would they each get $50,000?
Forget the legal reasons that would likely preclude them from the reward. The question itself is the advanced version of the "prisoner's dilemma," a classic of economics courses.