Philip Zimbardo discusses his new book "The Lucifer Effect" on NPR's "It's Your World". In this talk and book, Mr Zimbardo shows us "It's the system, stupid!" Many systems corrupt the otherwise good people within them -- from Genocide to Abu Ghraib.
This is a must listen (and read) for today's world citizens. Philip Zimbardo has really hit the nail on the head. This explains much of the behavior within The Freecycle Network and other systems that have taken good people and some how caused them to do wrong. It also is a reminder that we must all do more systems thinking. The notion that an individual (a scapegoat) is at fault is often wrong. It is too easy to blame an individual rather than look at the circumstances in which the person or people are operating.
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