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In revealing how conformity works, prolific legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein discusses the dangers of social dynamics and how group opinions can shift to extremes. Anyone can follow the crowd, Sunstein notes, but dissenting can generate social benefits by reducing extremism and polarization. If you don’t speak legalese, you may find this a challenging read, but Sunstein is always thoughtful. Lawyers, policy makers, and those who may face jury duty or serve on other boards and would like to know how social pressure affects decision making will benefit from his insights.
About the Author
Harvard professor Cass R. Sunstein, JD, also wrote Can It Happen Here?, The Cost-Benefit Revolution, Going to Extremes, On Freedom, How Change Happens and The World According to Star Wars.