- Feb 24, 2011
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
All of those maybes are irrelevant because we are talking about the hypothetical situation which I described and the only factors in it are the ones which I described.
If you want another example, if you look at something like stock trading then a rational stockbroker would look at the information and buy and sell shares based on his best estimate as to what will make the most money. However, in practise, stockbrokers tend to follow the herd in terms of their buying and selling even when it objectively does not make sense to do so.
That's the point. Just because you have a rationale behind your actions does not mean that your actions are objectively rational. Hence why the free market is a bad idea - all the arguments in favour of a completely free market is that markets are rational and efficient and will produce optimum outcomes. In reality, however, it's well established that markets are not rational because the people who comprise the market frequently act irrationally (such as buying products above market price just because they're used to assuming that one particular supplier has the cheapest, same quality product without checking to see whether that is still the case).
What is rational and irrational is an objective evaluation of decisions based on examining all the variables involved and deciding what would logically be the optimum outcome and then comparing that to the decision actually made.
I don't want to continue this argument as I know it will get nowhere but you'll just have to accept that the standard definition of 'rational' is very different from "a decision having a rationale behind it".
Rational (adjective) based on or in accordance with reason or logic.
According to what he is talking about it is 100% correct.
Yep. This is why is rational for someone to smoke while others may find it very irrational. We all value different things.
I agree with Enewald's definition of rationality.
So we apperantly have 4 agreeing with him? Oh snap. And I do find it weird that you all are bullying hin for using correct definition of rationality.
((Too soon to be happy, there is still some time left. Must... continue... to... campaign...))
Two more, actually – if I'm not mistaken, that is.
Yes, that is correct. Let us hope it won't be a sudden surge of voters, unless it won't bring down tories under 35% and will bring Labour under 25% of course. And could be nice to see Liberals gain some more votes.
You speak as if the Labour Party are the scum of the earth.
I'm enjoying your Westminsterball cartoons, I'd like to include a link to one in your contents - shall I wait until this next version is complete and use that one?
We currently have 58 votes, 2 less than I would like. Time to get to the polls and push us to 60 and beyond!
Special offer: anyone who votes Liberal in the hour and a half until the polls close will get a Westminsterball of their very own.
Yes please - I should have finished this version today so it would be great to link to that one.
Of course, given that at least five more people have demanded to be included this could wind up being time consuming