[SEQ RERUN] The Allais Paradox

by MinibearRex1 min read26th Dec 20113 comments


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Today's post, The Allais Paradox was originally published on 19 January 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Offered choices between gambles, people make decision-theoretically inconsistent decisions.

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Trust in Math, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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