David Beard Posted November 25, 2022 Report Share Posted November 25, 2022 2 hours ago, GeorgeH said: As the article notes, "tricking people just works really well in general." When somebody says that their $1,000 violin has a "$10,000 tone," you know they have been tricked into believing that tone quality is proportional to price just like wine makers want people to believe that the quality of a wine is proportional to its price when most people can't tell the difference between expensive and inexpensive. But this is inescapable. The best most people can manage is to follow proxy guidance, since they don't perceive the quality directly for themselves. You can call this 'tricked' if you like. But it remains the best option for most. Price is one of the proxy guides. And of course it's imperfect. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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