The Guardian newspaper inadvertantly offers the summa theologica of the 'invisible hand' of the free market in their bio of the guys who won the Nobel in Economics:
'[Lloyd] Shapley was part of a four-man team that invented the board game So Long
Sucker in 1950. The four-person bargaining contest involves the players
making commitments they cannot keep and which have to be reneged upon
in order for the game to be won.'
Ah, so that's the secret of economic success: you have to be willing to lie and cheat and double-deal and bail on your promises to get ahead!
Score one for Bernard Mandeville!