Friday, September 3, 2010

The Will to Civil Obedience

Thanks to the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, I offer here an analysis of the amazing civil obedience we offer to whoever is in authority, whether they be tyrant or benevolent benefactor.

I have remarked in this space on more than one occasion that there seems to be something in humans that likes a king.  The Milgram Experiment described here offers some hypotheses about how and why.

The Milgram Experiment provides stunning evidence that the lot of humans seems not to be liberty and moral behavior.  Instead, we are evidently all too willing to behave immorally at the behest of authority.  How very sad.

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