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shmooth's Avatar Jump to comment 63 by shmooth

the first example he states is just bunk. why would anyone want to earn less than everyone else? stupid, but Shermer says it is 'rational', and therefore the correct thing to do. Ohhhh. Kayyy.

as for the built-in altruistic tendencies of humans, is this new information? i thought that research was newish about 15 years ago, but...

the weird part is that Shermer would really want to be that guy in line - or at least acts like he would be. he, apparently, would have no problem being the guy to have missed that big payout by just one position. great - he's different than 99.9999999% of the planet - i guess that's reason enough to write a book.

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 04:35:00 UTC | #105983