Re: Free-Markets: Extro-Nazi's or Extro-Saints?
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 01:11:42 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-09-12 00:02:01 EDT, you write:

> eople, or relative to how we
> were in the past or will be in the future. Game theory experiments have
> shown that people tend to go for outcomes which improve their standing
> compared to other players, rather than those which maximize their own
> personal expected gains. Presumably this is a heuristic which has been
> successful in making choices in the past. If you can do better than the
> guy in the next cave, you're doing pretty well.
> But as a result, as long as there are differences in outcomes, there
> will be those who feel unhappy that other people are doing better than
> themselves.

And a lot of grief it causes...

Thank you for your considered posting. You seem to be very level headed and
informed. It is nice to see someone expand on ideas rather than do a feedback
loop so they can recylcle a prescription of already prepared ideas.

I have (temporarily?) unsubscribed to the list because I lost precious time (
oops! missed some homework assignments, was late to school) responding to
people who seem to not want to listen... and also due to this weird list
bounceback mail. I will read the archives and look for your posts.