Re: Ch. 13 - The Context of Our Character, Part I
Yes, there was one instance where that happened, but most of the differences were a few percentage points. I don’t know maybe that is a huge difference. It just did not seem like it was a big deal. But maybe those percentages in number of people make a huge difference.
Where I don't agree with Ariely is in seeing anything irrational about this tendency. If anything, it is quite rational. Morality is not itself strictly rational.
Good point. Some of these tendencies could just be basic survival. But maybe what he means by irrational is not really irrational. Maybe he is talking about what is considered rational in economics. In the end, he says that economics is based on the ideal of our behavior and not how we really behave. Maybe his use of irrational is somewhat tongue in cheek.