Child Labor in Washington

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Re: Child Labor in Washington

Postby Kag » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:24 pm UTC

Vaniver wrote:using prizes to reward good performance on the test


Try again. Extrinsic rewards aren't great motivators.
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Re: Child Labor in Washington

Postby Vaniver » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:59 pm UTC

Kag wrote:Try again. Extrinsic rewards aren't great motivators.
You're right, I forgot that our current educational system is superior because of its reliance on intrinsic motivation.
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Re: Child Labor in Washington

Postby Dark567 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:19 pm UTC

Kag wrote:
Vaniver wrote:using prizes to reward good performance on the test


Try again. Extrinsic rewards aren't great motivators.

Since when? If there is a second lesson to take away from economics outside of supply and demand*, its that incentives matter. Remunerative incentives, in particular seem to be very good at altering peoples behavior. Its why we go to work, why people steal, invest etc.


*Actually supply and demand is just a way of looking at incentives... they're not even separate lessons.
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Re: Child Labor in Washington

Postby Kag » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:06 am UTC

Vaniver wrote:You're right, I forgot that our current educational system is superior because of its reliance on intrinsic motivation.


Well that's just obviously untrue.
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Re: Child Labor in Washington

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:53 am UTC

It's also pretty obviously sarcastic…
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