[LMB] OT: Police action / Malcolm Gladwell was Re:

Caroline Tabach ctabach at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 09:14:27 GMT 2019


He does meander on.

But deals here with why police arrest certain people

Caroline Tabach
ctabach at gmail.com

On Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 03:38 , <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Dec 2019, Caroline Tabach wrote:
> > I recommend the latest book by Malcolm Gladwell on this subject
>
> Which is _Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We
> Don't Know_.
>
> The section where he deals with assumptions and how they can screw up our
> decision-making was quite interesting, and definitely something one should
> be aware of. Gladwell showed that both trusting people (viz Bernie Madoff)
> and *not* trusting people (viz a cop who sent a young woman to jail for
> possibly going through a stop sign and then refusing to knuckle under to a
> him when he improperly told her to not smoke in her own car) can get us
> into serious trouble. No easy answers.
>
> That being said, I though this book was less well-organized or argued
> than some of his previous books, and at least one chapter could have been
> completely excised and not missed.
>
> Alayne
>
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