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why isn't there anything about the most obvious thing??? like to "want" something... how human "want" is treated in economics/philosophy etc., or at least a link to another article that has a similar meaning...

I've just started an article about the economic concept. Car salesman 14:12, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I've tagged it for deletion, I'm no economist, but I think Supply and demand pretty much sums it up.
    • As we have an article on needs, I think it makes sense to have one on wants too. Car salesman 14:34, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
      • This article was helpful for me in figuring out exactly what "wants" are. It's a solid (and key) economic concept, and it's important that there be a page for it. Not sure about the depression bit though, that could probably come out. Steve. 19:39, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Admin: there's a few unneccessary redirs to this page, be sure to get those as well if you're considering a deletion. Obli (Talk) 14:23, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

  • If this article is deleted, then it should be turned back into the disambiguation page not speedied. Car salesman 14:33, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I mean is want strictly an economic term to mean desire? It's not simply a simply common english word too that means to desire and has nothing to do with economics? I mean pretty much every native English speaker learns the word want before they learn the word (and concept) of economics. The snare (talk) 16:56, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

I disagree with the interpretation of the last quote. The intrepretation implies, "You always want what you don't have" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:53, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

I just want to interate that want and desire are two separate constructs, with two separate linguistic and grammatical properties (e.g. [1]), and may have different psychological mechanisms underlying them. This is specifically to argue against the merging of those two pages. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HoneyBuddha (talkcontribs) 07:05, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
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