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Covid and the 5 Monkeys Experiment

The Five Monkeys experiment is a classic thought experiment with implications for human behaviour. The following pictogram sums it up. Essentially this is where we appear to be right now with Covid and social distancing. As Jonathan Sumption pointed out Read more…


Let’s just copy the other guy

The economics of shutdown will undoubtedly go into the history books, but so will the psychology and the politics, as well as the psychology of the politics. Right now, the logical gymnastics being performed to not only justify previous policies Read more…