This, "I don't need to vaccinate my kid because everyone else is doing it" mentality reminds me of the Tragedy of the Commons, only in reverse. In this case instead of the collective overusing a common resource, it's the collective relying on other people to use the resource so they don't have to. » 8/26/14 10:48am Tuesday 10:48am

I was on the staffing committee for a school I worked at a few years ago, and a couple of teachers on the committee were trying to make the start of the school day earlier (8:30 instead of 9:00). Basically, their argument was that they liked to come in early in the morning anyways, and this way they could leave… » 8/25/14 10:02am Monday 10:02am

Not to diminish the awfulness in those books when it comes to indigenous people in the slightest, but there are lots of cringeworthy moments in those books. I remembering reading one when I was a kid and coming to a line where it said something to the effect of "Ma and her girls were American and above doing farm… » 8/24/14 2:22am Sunday 2:22am