The way to stop suicide bombers is not to threaten them with something worse than death. The very fact that they are suicide bombers shows that, in their own minds, they are already facing something worse than death. The way to stop suicide bombers is to offer them something better than death.
Collective punishment only works if the group being punished agrees that the individual’s actions…
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Thanks for pointing out this. This was exactly my feeling of why Taleb’s argument was wrong in this piece.

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