[SEQ RERUN] Scarcity

by MinibearRex1 min read16th Mar 20122 comments


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Today's post, Scarcity was originally published on 27 March 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Describes a few pieces of experimental evidence showing that objects or information which are believed to be in short supply are valued more than the same objects or information would be on their own.

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