Listened to @patrick-oshag's pod ep w Tyler Cowen this morn. All day I've been thinking abt his claim that status games are rarely the games that matter. Is there a category of ppl for whom status games are a net good (for society, goals, fulfillment)? What characterizes them?
Seems like status games would be a category that covers activities past which basic needs are met. That’s probably too broad, but (if not) activities beyond basic needs should be core to progress, so important for society