Generate hypotheses, theories, conjectures, trying to explain why we sometimes appreciate lot and other times we appreciate little.
Imagine the following situation:
A trader is selling, for example, bread.
As with all of them, this trader mentality is to win as much money as possible, so will be alert to not miss any opportunity to earn more and more.
On Monday trade opens 7:00 when put on the board the same price that trade closed last Saturday. For example, $ 10. -
Begin the first guests to arrive and everything goes as usual.
However, from the time 15:00, the number of visitors is higher and everyone wants to buy more than normally.
The trader understands that it is appropriate to raise the price, that way, sell the same amount of bread that usually sells but making more money.
Start slowly and increase the price, as expected, customers are not so many and each buy back what I always used to buy, but it turns out now pay more money and the merchant, selling the same amount of kilos per day , earn more money.
The dealer has a long experience and many years left to question philosophically about why buyers have more or less interest in the same goods?
But not everyone enjoyed this philosophy as pragmatic and that's why we do not stop to generate hypotheses, theories, conjectures, which attempt to explain, with varying degrees of credibility, why prices go up and down, but mostly, why others we sometimes appreciate lot and other times we appreciate little if seemingly are always the same.
Answer: not known
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): No sabemos por qué nos aprecian.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 1.983)