Thanks for the response, Scott. I would argue that this is even more reason for us to consider carefully what we choose to do. You can see this as a case of WYISATI (what you see is all there is) as Daniel Kahneman calls it in Thinking Fast and Slow: if we only have eye for the supposed injustice of child labour (or worse, for our own warm glow) then we may well be making the wrong choice.

In a way, it’s also a case of bounded rationality — the choice is rational within a restricted frame, but stops being so if additional information is taken into account.

Things are always more complicated than we think

Ain’t that the truth…

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

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