Jun 27, 2008
Governments are always looking for ways to change behavior—stopping people from driving drunk, or encouraging them to recycle. This week, we have stories of social engineering on a smaller scale.
In one story, a man convinces his friend to try something new, turn his back on a good paying salary and an apartment...and become homeless.
- When Amy Silverman's daughter was born with Down syndrome, she followed the advice of all the parents she met: She signed her daughter up for "early intervention" therapy. But her daughter's progress had unexpected consequences, forcing Amy to make a choice she'd never predicted. (9 minutes)
Daniel Canada and Gregory Deloatch at their favorite NYC hangout, Smith's Restaurant & Bar.