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I övrigt på temat så har Johanna Nylander skrivit väl om SMS-förbud, och David Henderson om varningsbruset:
It's a kind of a Gresham's law of warnings: warnings about
low-probability threats drown out, rather than drive out, warnings about
One last example. In 1982, when I was working in the Reagan
administration, my friend Harry Watson came to town and we rented two
kayaks. I had never been in a kayak in my life. We tried them out on
the placid C&O canal beside the Potomac River and then went to put
them in the Potomac. "WARNING: DANGEROUS CANOE PUT-IN." said the sign.
"Yeah, right," we thought. There goes government crying wolf again.
Wrong. Within 50 yards of having put in our kayaks, we were using
all our physical energy to navigate down a very rough river. Within
less than 2 minutes, I was worn out and all I had left was adrenaline.
After I got to my first bit of calm, I relaxed slightly and immediately
tipped over. I was heading for the next big set of rapids.
Fortunately, a seasoned kayaker appeared out of nowhere, told me to hold
on to the strap on his kayak, and towed me to shore. I was lucky.
Those people at Monastery Beach were not.
Good information is just too important for us to allow government to drive it out with bad information.
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