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The Tinkerbell effect is a term describing things that are thought to exist only because people believe in them. The effect is named for Tinker Bell, the fairy in the play Peter who is revived from near death by the belief of the audience.
Claimed cases include:
- private property
- the value of a nation's money in a fiat system
- the value of gold
- civil society
- the "rule of law"
Reverse Tinkerbell effectEdit
- Brute fact
- Consensus reality
- Conventional wisdom
- Interdependent origination
- Socil constructionism
- Thomas theorem
- Value system
- ↑ Stewart, Cameron (2004), "The Rule of Law and the Tinkerbell Effect: Theoretical Considerations, Criticisms and Justifications for the Rule of Law", Macquarie Law Journal 4 (7): 135–164, http://www.law.mq.edu.au/html/MqLJ/volume4/vol4_stewartc.pdf .
- ↑ Rall, Eric Efficient Market Hypothesis and the Tinkerbell Effect. URL accessed on 2011-11-06.
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