If I were president

A friend of mine visited a boys and girls club in Hartford, Connecticut. He took these pictures of a project where the kids tell what they'd do if they were presidents. Enjoy

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A serious comment: it struck me that kids do not think in term of budgets because, as far as they're concerned, getting stuff only depends on the willing of the authority. The state can allocate free stuff to everyone, merely by agreeing to. There's no notion of trade off. Adults do it to, I shall call it, the allowance fallacy. The belief that the government can will things into existence.

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Kids

Interesting point about kids. That may be true. I think kids could be used as an interesting case study to see what we think about things in a more default state of mind, without any knowledge whatsoever.

So maybe people think the government SHOULD do something, about the status they are examining or observing. Maybe that's one of the causes of the allowance fallacy?

Do you have some adult examples of AF?

In my example I don't assume

In my example I don't assume kids have a blank state of mind, quite the opposite I think their state of mind has been shaped by kidnomics, where free cakes appear whenever parents agree to their appearance.

AF for adults is quite common but generally not as naive as the pure kid version. Universal healthcare is an example.

Kids

Then we agree they don't have a "blank" state of mind.

Universal healthcare eh? I don't know enough details of the proposed plans. Off the top of my head, why an armed forces then? Let us protect ourselves. :)

I'm sure a good reason is coming, but I don't know the answer.

Uh. What ?

Uh. What ?

Nevermind

Don't bother. Inside joke.