Subject: Re: Comparing Lisp conditions to Java Exceptions
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:48:41 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Kent M Pitman  <> wrote:
| When everyone asks for what they are worth, the standard of living
| will come up, not just where the jobs are going now but everywhere.
| As long as someone is willing to ask for less, the person willing to
| grovel most will be the person to typify the way we all live.

Hmmm... This seems to be a variant of the "The Tragedy of
The Commons"[1] argument, except instead of overconsumption
we have (self-)undervaluation.


[1] Garrett Hardin, Science, 162(1968):1243-1248. Archived at
    and <>
    [also <>].

    Also by Garrett Hardin, "Ethical Implications of Carrying
    Capacity" (1977) <>.

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