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Philosopher’s Column Discusses Values, Money

An opinion column in the Bangor Daily News by University of Maine professor of philosophy Michael Howard used analogies to characterize the needs and wants of the poor in the context of the economics principal of declining marginal utility. He discusses differences between items or experiences considered “pleasers” or “relievers,” and the balance based upon context of what an individual already has.

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