Saturday, February 21, 2009
Singer 1: If I had a million dollars/We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
Singer 2: But we would eat Kraft Dinner
Singer 1: Of course we would, we’d just eat more
Singer 2: And buy really expensive ketchups with it
Singer 1:That's right, all the fanciest ketchup.
What type of good do these singers believe Kraft dinner to be (Normal/Inferior)? How do you know? What is Ketchup's relationship to Kraft Dinner? Explain.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The offer seemed too good to be true, so I didn't rush for my wallet, but how sure was I? Well, as a rational agent, I would only participate if
P(grant)*(grant value) > $2.00
P(grant) > ($2/$1200)
Therefore, I was 99.9 percent confident that the grants were not as easy as Donahue claimed.
Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty