From panic buying to rebellion against masks, the pandemic has brought out the strangeness of human behavior. But why would a crisis make us act oddly, even against our own interests? Dan Ariely is an expert in irrationality, and for him it is personal. An accident left him with terrible burns on much of his body. During his recovery, he began to observe human quirks. As he explains to Hari Sreenivasan, the experience kick-started a lifelong quest to unravel behavioral mysteries.
On the need for self reliance against conformity and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why didn’t the invisible hand of the free market save us from the Corona virus pandemic? Why wasn’t a cure invented that saved everyone from the illness and made a large profit? Because capitalism doesn’t work like that, Richard Wolff explains how the real sickness is the system!