It seems like you’re not being clear about how you are thinking about the cases, or are misusing some of the terms. Nash Equilibria exist in zero-sum games, so those aren’t different things. If you’re familiar with how to do game theory, I think you should carefully set up what you claim the situation is in a payoff matrix, and then check whether, given the set of actions you posit people have in each case, the scenario is actually a Nash equilibrium in the cases you’re calling Nash equilibrium.

I would love it if you could tell me the correct terms for the concepts in the post, or point me in the direction of some reading material. I’m also curious, did you just disagree with the terms, or did you also disagree with the concepts, too? Thanks!

And I think O disagreed with the concepts inasmuch as you are saying something substantive, but the terms were confused, and I suspect, but may be wrong, that if laid out clearly, there wouldn’t be any substantive conclusion you could draw from the types of examples you’re thinking of.

It seems like you’re not being clear about how you are thinking about the cases, or are misusing some of the terms. Nash Equilibria exist in zero-sum games, so those aren’t different things. If you’re familiar with how to do game theory, I think you should carefully set up what you claim the situation is in a payoff matrix, and then check whether, given the set of actions you posit people have in each case, the scenario is actually a Nash equilibrium in the cases you’re calling Nash equilibrium.

I would love it if you could tell me the correct terms for the concepts in the post, or point me in the direction of some reading material. I’m also curious, did you just disagree with the terms, or did you also disagree with the concepts, too? Thanks!

I don’t really have time, but I’m happy to point you to a resource to explain this: https://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-159

And I think O disagreed with the concepts inasmuch as you are saying something substantive, but the terms were confused, and I suspect, but may be wrong, that if laid out clearly, there wouldn’t be any substantive conclusion you could draw from the types of examples you’re thinking of.