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Unformatted text preview: views as being against the agents interest. urthermore, economists are fully aware that almost all people, almost all the time, do not practice this kind of deliberation. Nevertheless, we Fnd the investigation of economic agents who follow the rational process to be important, since we often refer to rational decision making in life as an ideal process. It is mean-ingful to talk about the concept of being good even in a society where all people are evil; similarly, it is meaningful to talk about the concept of a rational man and about the interactions between rational economic agents even if all people systematically behave in a nonrational manner....
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