What was the collective thought here? We were arguing about if Isaiah should get the max or only $20m per.
No matter what the collective thought was, this blog always over values guys that played here. I admit not even I thought he would sink so low as to get the vet minimum, though.
The best class that I ever took in grad school was on behavioral finance, which analyzes the various biases that affect our thought processes. For instance, any thread about POTUS is rich in "confirmation bias," which means that you tend to find evidence that supports your existing view, regardless of whether it's correct.
One of the ones that I found most interesting was the "Endowment effect." First, we shall take a moment to let you giggle about the jokes that just came to your mind...
Okay, done? Good.
The endowment effect means that you value something more highly once you already own it. Read the article here and look at the example that they give using a pen and a mug. Now, take that and expand it to someone that is not only already on your team but also somebody that you have invested a lot of emotion in. No wonder so many people wanted to give IT the Brinks truck. We're conditioned to do so.
If you are interested in behavioral finance, anything by Dick Thaler is a great read. It's sort of "pop non-fiction," but he's the founder of an entire field of study. You don't get to learn from too many of those.