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May 25, 2007

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Eric

You're certainly right about teaching how to be more rational.

However, there may also strong causes for the "Bounded rationality" we observe.

We find that in the works of Hebert Simon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounded_rationality) and R.Damasio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descartes%27_Error) for instance.

MavsFan

How is it that today, when people have more access to information than any other time in the history of the world, such poor decision making is occurring? Reason is impossible without information. We have more information today than every before. Why then do we continue to make such poor decisions, if this is true?

And if this really is the case, maybe then this is an argument for noblesse oblige?

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