Now I’m sure clever folks can think up justifications for such preferences. But as with the common preference to redistribute money but not grades, I expect few folks could quickly come up with those reasons, even though most embrace preferences. This again suggests that the clever reasons some offer are not the actual reasons most folks support such biases.As always...it's not a bad assumption to make that your opponents, your friends, and yourself all get opinions first, and justifications second. Of course 100/100 people will agree with me about their opponents. 3/100 people will agree with me about their friends, and 0/100 people will agree with me about themselves. How odd.
The virtue of excellence
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Robin's newest line
It's not conceptual new, but it's fabulous phrasing: