Table of Contents
Research Letters in Physics
Volume 2009, Article ID 410950, 4 pages
Research Letter

Maximise Global Gain in the Minority Game

Department of Physics, National Chung-Hsing University, 250 Guo-Kuang Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan

Received 20 November 2008; Accepted 3 April 2009

Academic Editor: Paul Meakin

Copyright © 2009 Sy-Sang Liaw. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We find a simple, partially altruistic mechanism that can increase global gain for a community of selfish agents. The mechanism is implied in the phenomena found in the minority game. We apply the mechanism to a two-road traffic system to maximise traffic flow.