Trading in real value or warping the truth.

Sowing lies to harvest the carnage.

Posted by Wil on 2021-01-31

The game stops here!

Inedible pizzas

January 31, 2021

Shall we buy a share,
or sell a share
and so set the price?

Now that's too easy.

We must borrow the shares, sell it quick, 
spread whispers of mock disgust,
and later buy it back 
gleeful in a climate of distrust.

Short sell a share
sway market share,
based on a lie,
sharing a virtual pie 

Delayed gratification

This reminds me of the Stanford marshmallow experiment. This was a study on delayed gratification in 1972 led by psychologist Walter Mischel, a professor at Stanford University.

In this study, a child was offered a choice between one small but immediate reward, or two small rewards if they waited for a period of time. During this time, the researcher left the room for about 15 minutes and then returned. The reward was either a marshmallow or pretzel stick, depending on the child's preference.

In follow-up studies, the researchers found that children who were able to wait longer for the preferred rewards tended to have better life outcomes.

Where is the win-win, value for all parties? Can we NOT find the common good, accept an acceptable share, with eyes on the long game not greedily grab consume it now?