THUNK – 151. Systems, Law, & Rules/Standards

Systems (e.g. checklists, plans, & laws) imbue us with positively superhuman capabilities, both for good & ill.

-Links for the Curious-

“How do we heal medicine?” by Atul Gawande –

Retained surgical sponges, needles and instruments (Hariharan & Lobo, 2013) –

Making Hurricane Response More Effective: Lessons from the Private Sector and the Coast Guard during Katrina (Horwitz, 2008) –

“Walmart at Forefront of Hurricane Relief,” by Michael Barbaro and Justin Gillis –

Rule of Law (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy –

Wayte vs. United States, No. 83-1292. –


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