Sometime in your life, you have probably been told, "Don't cry over spilt milk," or "Let bygones be bygones." These adages hold a deep truth about rational decisionmaking. Economists say that a cost is a sunk cost when it has already been committed and cannot be recovered. In a sense, a sunk cost is the opposite of an opportunity cost: An opportunity cost is what you have to give up if you choose to sunk cost a cost that has already been committed and cannot be recovered
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