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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Anyone familiar with Left leaning Anarchist theory?


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sounds like you're calling the preferences of some apparently capable adults irrational. your preferences may in fact be better long-term, but not everyone cares about that quite so strongly.

I don't think its a preference thing, I think its that they can't link actions/consequence, .i.e. buying something today will result in a much higher price tomorrow. They are just being impulsive. I think that isn't rational activity.

I used to buy into this but I don't anymore. I think most people are fricking idiots, and don't look at short term vs long term. They just act impulsively.



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90proofprofessional
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re: Anyone familiar with Left leaning Anarchist theory?


if you don't buy it you don't buy it. i do.

but, i also see your impulsivity criticism as legit. people certainly do seem to change how they "discount the future" in the heat of the moment. to me though that's really just them revealing their true preference, as opposed to them reasoning out what they think it should be at some other time when they can just sit & think about it.

really, just a quibble and off-topic though. i don't even think the rationality assumption can hold all the time, as i said when i listed a bunch of exceptions- which perhaps that impulsivity point sorta belongs in as well. i do think the assumption's good enough to work with though.






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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Anyone familiar with Left leaning Anarchist theory?


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i do think the assumption's good enough to work with thoug

I don't. I used to, but I don't anymore. If you don't buy it, it pretty much destroys almost all microeconomics theory.

I think its why we are so fricked, what we think happens in microeconomic space is just completely incorrect. This is why we get all sorts of horrible unintended consequences with our actions.

and this is certainly more interesting than left leaning anarchist theory.






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jcole4lsu
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The Kwisatz Haderach
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re: Anyone familiar with Left leaning Anarchist theory?


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buddhavista
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90proofprofessional

I actually agree with both of you on this one. Liken it to the whole folding cash vs debit card mentality - If I have cash it stays in my pocket, but if I can put it on a card I am more likely to purchase. Its the reason I got rid of my AMEX Gold card, after a few months I realized my standard monthly purchases actually went up vs when I was purchasing with cash.

And thats a no interest situation. Add interest and the issue would compound (pun semi-intended)

oh well. off to lunch






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90proofprofessional
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re: Anyone familiar with Left leaning Anarchist theory?


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If you don't buy it, it pretty much destroys almost all microeconomics theory.

"all models are inherently wrong"

in all seriousness, i don't think it destroys it. it's necessary and good to understand the sources of error in a model, it gives hope that eventually you can get it right (on average of course ).

true dat about the unintended consequences part though. you can't just go off running with conclusions here.






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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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in all seriousness, i don't think it destroys it. it's necessary and good to understand the sources of error in a model, it gives hope that eventually you can get it right (on average of course ).


I think it completely destroys the model, but that is just me. I am very cynical these days.

I have moved to stage 5 on grief (acceptance), this board sits at either level 3 (bargaining) or level 4 (depression).






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