Offsetting recently posted about a tweet by Gareth Morgan on eating and control, including a reply I popped up. Essentially, Gareth’s tweet implied that the way individuals make choices indicates we have no choice over how much they eat. I disagreed talking about precommitment – he stated I assumed perfect information, which is both a touch untrue and (surprisingly to many) irrelevant.
@TVHE You are assuming perfect information
— Gareth Morgan (@garethmorgannz) February 23, 2014
It did get me thinking though. The two of us actually have almost exactly the same model of choice in our heads for this issue, and as a result any differences of view of on the appropriateness of policy that we might have are not due to differences in the underlying model. Read more