Squeaky wheel equilibria

Mismatches between vocal-ness and collective desire, NIMBYism, intolerance

May 5, 2024 — May 5, 2024

collective knowledge
Figure 1

If the social standard is set by the most vocal, when does that correspond to a desirable state of affairs, and when not?

Connection: pluralistic ignorance, YIMBYism.

1 Incoming

2 References

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