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Almost every day in August, people at the Center can be found patiently separating their garbage for placement in the relevant bins. Sometimes this takes a long time. The people at the Center tend to own expensive cars— Mercedes Benz, BMWs—that are parked near the bins. As they separate their garbage, they look happy. John Jones John Jones lives in California. Here is a description of some aspects of his behavior. 1. He buys smoke alarms and installs them in three rooms in his house. 2. He loves chocolate and ice cream, and eats a lot of both.

In your capacity as a teacher of English, you are not supposed to rank students on the basis of family connections, looks, or athletic ability. In your capacity as a judge, you may look only at a restricted set of considerations, a set far more restricted than those you may examine if you are a legislator.

124-25. 4. See Amos Tversky and Itamar Simonson, "Context-Dependent Preferences," 39Mgmt. Sci. 1179(1993). 5. See George Stigler and Gary Becker, "De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum," 67 Am. Econ. Rev. 76 (1977). 6. This is an empirical claim with a good deal of empirical support, taken up in detail and with many citations in chapter 8. A good overview is Richard Thaler, QuasiRational Economics (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1991). 7. See Daniel Kahneman, Jack Knetsch, and Richard Thaler, "Fairness and the Assumptions of Economics," in Rational Choice: The Choice Between Economics and Psychology, Robin Hogarth and Melvin Reder, eds.

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