The keynote address, by Phillip Bonacich, is "Using Social Networks for Evil":
"Many uses of the network approach in sociology involve pro-social behavior.... Yet, individuals use the networks they are involved in for their own selfish and malign purposes....I am looking forward to hearing more about that! And perhaps I will meet some of you (readers) in San Diego this week.
"As those who have studied social dilemmas have demonstrated, anti-social behavior can be fun and profitable.
"What I wish to explore in this talk is one form of anti-social behavior, one that I have been thinking about recently - the exploitation of the weak and dependent in networks of social exchange and violations of the norm of reciprocity."
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