Tag Archives: preferences

You can put more than one order on a set. For example, regarding salsas from the set {mild, medium, hot}: mild < medium < hot, where < means the predicate “is less spicy than” medium ≻ hot ≻ mild, where x≻y means … Continue reading

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Ethnic Food as a Poset

I like Indonesian food better than Japanese food i ⪰ j, and I like Japanese food better than English food j ⪰ e. I also like French food better than English food f ⪰ e, but I see French food as so different … Continue reading

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

When faced with a choice, cost-benefit analysis asks: What are the possible outcomes? Who benefits and who is harmed in each of these outcomes? How much is the benefit or harm in each case?(Sometimes the harm might be multi-dimensional — … Continue reading

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