Some Issues of the Family

  • Jeffrey Yi-Lin ForrestEmail author
Part of the IFSR International Series in Systems Science and Systems Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 32)


This chapter is devoted to the discovery of necessary and sufficient conditions under which the well-known rotten kid theorem, established in 1974 by Gary Becker, a Nobel Laureate in economics, holds true generally by employing the systemic yoyo model. Beyond that, this chapter also uses the yoyo model as the background intuition to establish the following two results: (1) the Theorem of Never-Perfect Value Systems, which shows how any developed value system would be flawed in practice, and (2) such a theorem that if a tender loving parent exists, then selfish kids would take advantage of his tenderness and love. At the end, some open, unsettled problems are posted for the future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessSlippery Rock University School of BusinessSlippery RockUSA

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