Don’t trust the psychologists on coronavirus

31 Mar

Psychologists haven’t had a great few years. First there was the “replication crisis”, which kicked off in about 2011 and involved the gradual realisation that many of our best-known, most-hyped results couldn’t be repeated in independent experiments. Then there were the revelations that the American Psychological Association, one of the field’s most important professional bodies, […]

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Will the pandemic kill off libertarianism?

25 Mar

Why won’t people stay at home? Why did the Government have to order the pubs to close to stop people huddling together in the sweaty bundles of humanity that Covid-19 loves so much? When and if the coronavirus crisis is contained, there will be many reckonings and re-evaluations, not least about the relationship between the […]

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