Tim Harford: Some gripes about groupthink | Curio

Tim Harford: Some gripes about groupthink

6 mins | Jun 10, 2021

"How can groups of smart people do stupid things?” In his parliamentary testimony, Dominic Cummings — the prime minister’s former chief adviser — partially blamed 'groupthink' as part of the UK’s failure to fight COVID-19. But does this term really have anything to do with the response? Tim Harford reflects on the origins and problems surrounding the theory.

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From Financial Times