At the end of concerts the performers leave the stage to the sound of applause. I prefer to save my energy, especially when many of my fellow concert-goers are applauding on my behalf.
From a strictly economic viewpoint I believe that my behaviour is rational but why do others not behave as I do? Please do not fob me off with the explanation that the applause is thanks for an excellent performance.
I bought my ticket in the expectation of an excellent performance and the delivery of that is the performers living up to their side of the bargain.
S.C. Li, via e-mail
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