I like that sitcoms were better equipped to predict the housing market collapse than Wall Street.
Goodbye, LCD Soundsystem. You will not be forgotten.
Sometimes a friend, family member, or person on the news will say something that makes me want to scream in their face. Sometimes I let South Park do it for me.
Well, I think this could be modeled akin to visual contrast. A similar population that is close enough to serve as a magnet for insecurities. This will create artificial contrast. Certainly interesting, but not really new ground. It probably fits established in/out group frameworks well. The experiment I have in mind would be one where New York subjects shock others in a Milgram style fashion. I predict that they would maximally punish those we tell them to hail from New Jersey, as they ultimately see them as prawn-like non-human creatures of sorts. Any social psychologists reading here? ;) The economic implications are very real. I wonder what the rent in Hoboken would be, if it was acceptable for New Yorkers to live there. I bet I couldn’t afford it…