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Information and Misinformation in a Labor Dispute

During a fictional labor dispute at a factory in 19th century Italy, a strike over working conditions has gone on for a very long time. The factory owners are in fact ready to concede. But the factory manager, under false pretenses, obtains information from a striker that the workers also cannot hold out much longer. And he gives the striker the false information that the owners will hold out indefinitely. As a result, the strike collapses. The clip illustrates how information exchanges (true or false) can affect the outcomes of labor disputes and other conflicts.
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