Eric Crampton wrote: "Your imagination is clearly too limited if you can't imagine anyone who would baldly state that they prefer the cable TV. I certainly prefer spending my $67/mth on Dish Network top 100 plus HBOs plus locals plus built-in TIVO to sending the money off to save an arbitrarily large number of children in a foreign country. If I didn't have that rank ordering of preferences, I'd get rid of the Dish."
-- I listed as one possibility that people are ashamed to admit their preferences. I feel the same way as you do, but I am not sure all people think like that. Some probably actually care about saving lives instead of having HBO, but for some reason do not act on that preference- I don't know why, though. Jason Jason