A normative explanation of antisocial punishment.

Abstract

While much research shows that people punish free-riders, recent studies find evidence that people also engage in antisocial punishment. That is, they sometimes punish those who contribute generously to collective actions. Such sanctioning is puzzling because generous individuals increase the welfare of all group members. When and why are such individuals… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.10.004

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