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41 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 10 August 2011 09:30AM

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Comment author: Khoth 11 August 2011 03:09:52PM 9 points [-]

I think in these experiments you're not supposed to care about the experimenters. Ideally the experiments would be done with something non-zero-sum, rather than with money, but that's much harder to arrange, so instead they just rely on the unspoken convention that the experimenters' costs should be disregarded.

Saving them the $3 isn't doing them any favours. They're willing to pay $10 to know how you'd distribute chunks of utility. You're taking $7 and not answering the question they want to answer.