Re: Article excerpt on Market failure to sufficently weigh the future?

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 06:32:58 MST

Curt Adams wrote:
> >... prefer a pleasurable meal this evening to one ten years ago ...
>I find this a nonsensical concept. Preferences for past actions have no
>meaning, as you can't undo them. ...

Time machines are not logically impossible. Whether they are physically
impossible remains to be seen. So you should be able to make sense of
hypotheticals wherein you use a time machine to change past actions.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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