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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2011, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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This is good re: Risk

"The desire for a risk-free society is one of the most debilitating influences in America today, enfeebling the economy with a mass of safety regulations and a fear of liability rulings.
Of course there is such a thing as a level of risk that is unacceptable. But in America the threshold of tolerable risk has now been set so low that the nation is refusing to pay the inevitable costs of human endeavor.
If America's new timorousness had prevailed among the Vikings, their ships with the bold prows but frail hulls would have been declared unseaworthy. The Norseman would have stayed home and jogged."

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In The New Republic

~Things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out~
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-24-2011, 10:03 AM
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Agreed. Completely.



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I agree.I'ts not my fault.lol
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2012, 11:13 PM
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Look up "Risk homeostasis".
http://psyc.queensu.ca/target/chapter01.html
It explains why over the years, we (society) have implement multiple safety regulations and equipment and seen little change in accident statistics.
Im a firm believer in risk homeostasis, I can see it in myself from time to time.

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