I don’t understand what you mean here. Why is saying “I’m dying…” more explicit than willingness to pay? After all, anyone could just say that, and then use the water to water their plants.

By the way, did you actually read Locke’s essay? He deals with the issue of starvation in it.

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Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius