Conformity and Dissent

@article{Sunstein2002ConformityAD,
  title={Conformity and Dissent},
  author={C. Sunstein},
  journal={University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper Series},
  year={2002}
}
  • C. Sunstein
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper Series
  • Much of the time, human beings do what others do. This is perfectly sensible, because the actions and statements of other people convey valuable information about what should be done. In addition, most people want the good opinion of others, and this desire promotes conformity. But conformity can lead both groups and institutions in unfortunate and even catastrophic directions. The most serious problem is that by following others, people fail to disclose what they know and believe, thus… CONTINUE READING
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