Tag Archives: Reaction

Bring up Choices – How an Economist Might See Them

From the moment we open our eyes in the morning to the moment we shut them at night, we have made many choices. Some choices are more important than others: to go to college or not, go on one knee or not, or ask for that promotion or not. Actually, Economists have pioneered a unique way to explain our choices and why we make them. The central idea is that we are all rational beings and our choices must pay off in some way. From this, it is possible to model certain situations called games. These games are not video games, nor board games, but share the same idea: players, actions and outcomes. Like in video games, a strategy is a sequence of actions where one strategy may lead to a very different outcome than another strategy. However, strategies may also depend on our belief of the other player’s actions. This then invokes the theory of probability, where many different factors influence an outcome.

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Bring Up Inflammation – How does it help

It doesn’t matter if it’s from an insect bite, an injury, a headache, a twisted ankle or anything else, once inflammation settles in, we know it’s going to be unpleasant. We might think that inflammation is a sign of infection, and although it may be, it’s not necessarily the case. Inflammation is there as an adaptive response to help with the healing process once damage or external elements are detected. However this is not its only range of action. Through various approaches, inflammation will help protect the injured site, provide the adequate chemicals to begin repairs and ensure sterility of the surrounding environment. One thing is almost certain, you know, at the very least, some strategies to use when dealing with inflammation, like elevating the affected limbs, putting ice over it, or even taking some anti-inflammatory medication. However you probably don’t know exactly how they work. If not, you certainly will after reading this nicely crafted article.

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Bring Up State of Panic – What makes us completely lose it

Desperate times call for desperate measures seems the best-suited motto to describe the general state of panic experienced last spring by some of us. The 2020 pandemic appeared from, what seemed at the time, thin air. We were unequipped and unprepared to face what has been a worldwide affliction that has managed to paralyze our lives and our economy. Faced with uncertainty and doubts about the near future, we’ve adopted behaviour that sometimes could have been misconstrued as selfish. Selfishness had virtually nothing to do with it, though. We are wired to, in alert mode, respond first to our needs and then to the needs of others. The only obvious exception to this rule is our close family members, like our children, that seems to have priority over us when an emergency arises. That is why when boarding a plane the flight attendants will inform you to first care for yourself before your own kid if/when an emergency situation occurs. If I picked your curiosity and you want to know more about what’s at play, then you should definitely read this article.

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