Subject: Re: Open letter to those who believe in a right to free software
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 03:54:25 -0400 (EDT)

Richard Stallman writes:
 >     This is extremely unfair to people like myself who practice
 >     neoclassical economics for its scientific rigor and explanatory power
 > 
 > Economics can at best explain the behavior of people that are
 > motivated mainly by the kinds of concerns that economics deals with.
 > To model any activity economicaly is to assert that the people
 > involved do not care much about non-economic concerns.

But Richard, when people make a decision, they don't distinguish
between their monetary concerns and any other concerns.  Any economic
analysis which fails to include your "non-economic concerns" is a
failure, because it's not going to predict how real people behave.

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