Finally, music that pays homage to my favorite political philosopher and my favorite producer. I can’t wait for A. Sen to put out his Ode to Madlib. I wonder who would “do better justice” to the beats? Wakka wakka wakka.
But I would never kiss anyone
who doesn't burn me like the sun
and I remember every kiss
like my first kiss
The Lekman Principle is compatible with an increasing marginal discount rate for kisses or a discount rate of 0. The former would imply that every kiss is remembered slightly less well than the first kiss, which is remembered best of all relative to the amount of time that has passed. However since the memory of each subsequent kiss dissipates more quickly, the overall level of remembrance remains equal. This would mean that later pleasures were for some reason “discounted,” however it is not clear that this is “pure time discounting” versus simple diminishing marginal returns. Point taken.
“One point should perhaps be emphasized more particularly; it is assumed that we do not discount later enjoyments in comparison with earlier ones, a practice which is ethically indefensible and arises merely from the weakness of the imagination.”—Frank Ramsey, A Mathematical Theory of Saving (1928)