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Panic Buying is not just a random phenomenon in your own country. It has sequentially happened in almost every country in the world. It is a unified response to the situation and isn’t something that demonstrates a humans stupidity or something to get angry about.

It is the result of our evolution, psychology, the news, game theory, network effects, economics and the way our society is currently set up.

I’m going to explain:

  • The main causes.
  • Why we shouldn’t blame people for doing it
  • How we can reduce our own panic and the resulting shopping burden

Section 1 — Understanding Why?

1. Supply Chains

Supermarkets supply 60% of our food normally. We do a lot of consuming outside of our own homes. We work in offices where we have essential items and snacks and things. We go out to eat for lunch or order food in. We go out in the evening to restaurants, pubs, events where we get food. We go on holidays to hotels, we go to festivals. Our children go to school. We spend a lot of time out of our homes eating. …


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About

Sam Harris

Scientist, explorer, entrepreneur, author, speaker. Writing on psychology and success. My podcast: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com, My business: www.syncifyapp.com

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