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This Paradox Could Kill You

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The Allais Paradox undermines the theory of expected utility because it shows that we don’t always make decisions that align with our wants and needs. So, would you prefer a higher chance of living, or a longer life? And then, which pills did you choose?

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References πŸ“š
Oliver, A. (2003). A quantitative and qualitative test of the Allais paradox using health outcomes. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24(1), 35-48.
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/155/1/AllaisParaJOEPsubmission.pdf?gathStatIcon=true

Allais, M. (1953). Le Comportement de l’Homme Rationnel devant le Risque: Critique des Postulats et Axiomes de l’Ecole Americaine. Econometrica, 21(4), 503-546. doi:10.2307/1907921
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1907921?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rationality-normative-utility/

https://www.wired.com/2010/10/the-allais-paradox/

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