Like everything else I keep hammering on, this concept is so simple it is ignored. Everybody uses it all the time, but they don’t THINK about it.
It is fully understood that a person who does not see the difference between an advertisement and any other information needs adult diapers. Any sane adult knows why an advertiser says what he says.
But it stops there.
It was the same with supply and demand. For as long as we have had records merchants have looked for shortages of particular goods in one place and an abundance f the same goods in another place. But for thousands of years those in economic looked for a Natural Price.
The rice system is not perfect. Well HOOP-DE-DOO! Supply and demand is BASIC, and if you ignore it you end like the Soviet Empire. The Chinese economy is impressing everyone with it growth. Actually China was at starvation levels when it ignored supply and demand. As they get away from that disease, they show a LOT of FAST improvement.
If you have pneumonia penicillin will make you better fast. But that does not mean that anti-biotics are the key to perfect health. China has not discovered the key to economic development. It has begun to use a cure for a disease.
But once again, the world cannot see that, anymore than it could see that supply and demand, which was basic to all trade, had further implications.
“Why do people say things?” is a rule that is as important and universal as supply and demand. If I can supply a motive for your saying what you say, the chances are that what you say is not true. Like supply and demand or any other rule of human action, this is not A Final Truth.
It is possible that what you say can be explained accurately as what you NEED to say, and that it is still true. This is coincidence. It is the same thing as saying that a broken clock is right twice a day.
Sane people want a clock that TICKS.