Are there any other scenarios where you can see non-zero sum cooperative economics without:
A. Creating an externality that exactly equals the non-zero sum gain?
i.e. (non-zero sum gain) + (externality created) = 0
B. Increasing the risk of an individual who cooperates with another person(s) to benefit from non-zero sum economics such that the increased risk of no gain + loss of energy put into the cooperative failure exactly offsets the non-zero-sum gain?
i.e (non-zero sum gain)(probability of cooperation succeeding) + (loss from non-zero sum failing)*(probability of cooperation succeeding) = 0
Both of these examples should probably be thought of as non-linear integrals but the single instances I have highlighted have exemplified the problem well enough
Is this a kind of universal law for all economics? The equivalent of saying "there is no free lunch" for all of cooperation? Or am I missing something?
I don't really know what it is as I can't think of an example so any comments/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
PS- It is kind of depressing if true
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