Links for 14th May 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Worst-Case Thinking

    "There's a certain blindness that comes from worst-case thinking. An extension of the precautionary principle, it involves imagining the worst possible outcome and then acting as if it were a certainty. It substitutes imagination for thinking, speculation for risk analysis, and fear for reason. It fosters powerlessness and vulnerability and magnifies social paralysis. And it makes us more vulnerable to the effects of terrorism."

    Tagged with: psychologyterrorismsecurityplanningpoliticsprobabilityworst-case

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