Conservation of Luck
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lalgswCommunity member
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Conservation of Luck

When somebody gets lucky, somebody else get unlucky

The amount of luck that happens is constant.

If you got lucky and raised a lot of money

somebody else didn't get the lucky break

If you won a competition

somebody else lost

If your law passes

it likely hurts some other party

We all optimize for luck. I wonder what that means

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It seems like multiple people can get lucky at the same time in certain cases though right? In the example of raising money, I'm not sure another person loses because it usually isn't the case that an investor chooses between 2 companies. If they are both great, there is the capacity to do both.