Monday, 14 February 2011

After you, please (it's only a matter of life and death)

Bruno Frey and friends have written a wonderful piece in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on who survived on the Titanic. They argue that social norms (women and children first) and class explain survival well. Being British, on the other hand, was bad for your chances to make it -- the downside of too much civilized queuing up...

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