[ExI] New Yorker article: The Truth Wears Off
dan_ust at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 9 17:42:17 UTC 2010
This seems similar to sports arenas. Before their built, those lobbying for them
(the sports franchises, the building contractors, potential concession owners,
etc.) pull out all kinds of studies showing how the arena, to be built at public
expense, is going to bring in more money to the community and pay for itself.
But then, years later, when the same lobbying groups want to tear down the old
arena and build a new one, they pull out all kinds of studies showing how the
old arena actually cost the community money and shouldn't merely be repaired,
but, of course, the newly proposed one will "bring in more money to the
community and pay for itself." Yet few seen to recall these promises were made
the last time around.
From: Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com>
To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Thu, December 9, 2010 9:41:01 AM
Subject: Re: [ExI] New Yorker article: The Truth Wears Off
A very pragmatic, common sense and probably correct explanation of this effect.
giulio at gmail.com
On Dec 9, 2010 4:12 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>... On Behalf Of BillK
>Subject: Re: [ExI] New Yorker article: The Truth Wears Off
>On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Damien Broderick wrote: > anyone have access to
>the full text? > >...Is it not a remarkable coincidence that the efficacy of any
>to decline in such a way that it reaches zero at the exact moment the patent
>on that medication expires. Fortunately, there is always a new medication
>with a fresh patent, that appears to be miraculously effective in treating
>whatever malady the now-defunct medication once cured.
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