• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Child Contracting

    June 25th, 2022
    kids
    The kids came to me with a contract dispute: they disagreed about what the deal had been. After some talking, and hearing what they each thought they'd agreed to, it turned out that the contract wasn't just metaphorical:

    "Anna rents the living room from Lily in exchange for Lily's use of bedroom. And Lily will do free cleaning."

    It turned out that Anna signed it after hearing a rough paraphrase. I told Lily that she would need to read any future contracts aloud, word for word, before Anna signed. I also explained about interpretation against the drafter, and how Lily should be careful to avoid ambiguity in writing down agreements.

    I'm not sure what "free cleaning" means here? Generally they both do very little cleaning, free or otherwise.

    Cleaning up this evening I came across a second contract:

    "Anna will let Lily use bedroom and bathroom. In exchange Lily will let Anna use the living room and Lily does free cleaning. If furniture is moved or added please put away".

    This one wasn't signed, so perhaps they couldn't agree?

    Comment via: facebook, lesswrong

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Two ways of looking at death

    How to look at this fact of life? The post Two ways of looking at death appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise July 18, 2022

    On the Beach

    I really like going in the water and this beach is a great place for building sand castles and boogie boarding. I also like trying to float on top of big waves. I'm not very good at it. I only float on the flat waves.

    via Anna Wise's Blog Posts July 12, 2022

    Decision theory and dynamic inconsistency

    Here is my current take on decision theory: When making a decision after observing X, we should condition (or causally intervene) on statements like “My decision algorithm outputs Y after observing X.” Updating seems like a description of something you do…

    via The sideways view July 3, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact