Choice and Bias: 1% or 1000%?

Credit: Arthur Brognoli

If someone offered you either $1 or $1000, which would you choose?

A version of this thought experiment is known as “Newcomb’s Paradox“, of which there are many variations, but the real-world reasons behind peoples’ decision-making are far more interesting than the thought experiment itself. In practice, the experiment demonstrates a breakdown in rational thought.

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