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Let's not slide back to Licence Raj, we must not stifle the economy

Our economy reflects a slide back to the Licence Raj. Realising our potential requires that we squash bureaucratic control

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Coronavirus | Gross domestic product | Lockdown

Naushad Forbes 

Naushad Forbes

In August 1971, Stanford Psychology Professor Philip Zimbardo organised an experiment. Two dozen Stanford students were divided on the flip of a coin half each into prisoners and wardens.

A “prison” was set up in the basement of the Psychology building. The purpose was to assess whether roles of authority lead to exploitative use of power. The experiment was to last two weeks, but was abandoned after six days, ostensibly because the bright middle-class students who had become wardens began to humiliate and abuse their bright middle-class fellow students who had become ...

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 23:24 IST
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