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um, i hope you're not speaking for yourself or the other ETers!

short answer: because that's what we are unless we know better, because someone kindly slipped us a clue.

or spiked the punch, whatever...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 09:07:00 AM EST
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Sure enough, I think of myself and fellow ETers rather better :-)

what we are... is what clues do we take. The thing is, there is this dominant elephant clue that we can't escape to take. The authoritative clue is that nothing else matters but your relative success in money, sex, SUVs and iPhones. We rationalize everything with game theory, evolutionary psychology, genetics, investment returns or sperm count. The humanity did not know this so well until quite recently. It was more grown up 30-40 years ago, for God's sake.

by das monde on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 10:20:52 PM EST
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