A foursome of incommensurable values

Unlike economic men, we play multiple roles concurrently: part community man, part civil servant, part entrepreneur and part consumer. But we tend to identify with a single one. Yet with each transaction we exchange (and stash) four currencies, not one.

Such opens up several possibilities to model for political `not just for the money’ deliberations and debates.

I model with four prototypes in stead of one. These four prefer different values: the community man prefers solidarity, the civil servant law & order, the entrepreneur wealth and the consumer independence. These values are incommensurable. Reasoning as-if they are will likely rob a model of its credability.

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