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426). Given our cognitive limits Simon says that problem solving is as if a “search through a vast maze of possibilities, a maze that describes the environment” (Simon, 1996, p. 66). Rationality is bounded or limited by the vast maze of possibilities we face relative to our cognitive abilities. 16 Roger Frantz The maze makes the procedures we use in decision making different from equating benefits and costs at the margin. 7 Simon illustrates the maze of possibilities notion with an example of an ant travelling along a beach.
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Hayek and Behavioral Economics by Roger Frantz, Robert Leeson (eds.)