Re: poly: Why Oldies Stations?

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 10:16:48 PST

>> 3) People invest in integrating this stuff into their lives, and so
>> choices get entrenched. ... one's clothing
>> wardrobe may be coordinated with one's makeup style.
>4) People have trouble changing their habits, and once they get used
>to one set of foods or a particular style or what have you, they have
>trouble breaking the habit.
>The distinction between 3 and 4 is that I don't think its a question
>of needing to invest in changing (trying a new food is a fairly low
>effort activity) as it is a question of simply being too habituated to

I'm not sure there is a distinction here. Ask yourself: what does
"habituated" mean, and what function does it serve? Are there any other
functions other than to avoid costs of changing and of making decisions?

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Fri Apr 3 18:25:03 1998

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