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Comment: Re:And so preventable (Score 1) 176

Adults are moral entities with agency, and can damn well decide on their own whether to wear a seatbelt or not.

It's not so easy : by not wearing a seatbelt, you make it easier for others (taxi driver and other drivers on the road) to accidentally kill you. It's a big burden that you could put on other "moral entities".

Comment: Re:I guess that if a Mathematician... (Score 1) 176

And by the way, usually this argument tends to come up from people who want to claim economics isn't a "real science" or something. I won't get into that argument, but well, neither is "peace" or "literature."

Those people are right, and you're right about peace and literature.
Nash's contribution was really in mathematics, though, so that's fine by me.
BTW, the best proof that economics isn't a science, is that it isn't even included there : http://xkcd.com/435/

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