[ExI] insanity plea

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Feb 27 12:42:28 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:49:24PM -0800, spike wrote:

> >...Keep describing this dystopian future with a positive outlook.  It
> doesn't make it any less dystopian, but it's good to be positive about it...
> Ja.  Irrational exuberance is better than no exuberance at all.

Not if if it leads to complete loss of your retirement fund.

Or, even worse, if you plan on business as usual, while the reality does
something like

Here, irrational exhuberance prevents you from doing the
Right Thing and preventing the worst, leading to stark,
unmitigated disaster.

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