…before a Wal-Mart Employee was trampled to death in the mad rush of consumerism on Black Friday. When shopping deals are based on a first-come, first-served basis, you can only expect people to trample each other. The structure of the situation facilitates misbehavior. It could be solved with a lottery system.
This doesn’t absolve the people, of course. How despicable do you have to be to be willing to sacrifice the safety and even lives of others in the interest of saving a couple hundred dollars? The worst part about this is that the people felt no remorse even after they found out an employee had been killed.
Happy holidays… 🙁
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