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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More 473

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the roll-high-or-be-sent-to-siberia dept.
An anonymous reader writes The Economist reports, "'UNDER capitalism', ran the old Soviet-era joke, 'man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite.' In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena García-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to €6 ($8). ... The authors found that, on average, those who had East German roots cheated twice as much as those who had grown up in West Germany under capitalism. They also looked at how much time people had spent in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The longer the participants had been exposed to socialism, the greater the likelihood that they would claim improbable numbers ... when it comes to ethics, a capitalist upbringing appears to trump a socialist one."

Comment: Re:What difference now does it make? :) Sunk costs (Score 1) 364

by Duhavid (#47448549) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

You have a good point, no aircraft can excel at every mission.
And I agree with the premise that they really need to make 2 or three aircraft out of this one.
( funny, the FB-11 is a great example of aircraft in trouble, but it did give up the air combat role and became an OK attack aircraft ( with the F-14 rising from that process to become the fighter ) ).

I think they need to use the F-22 as fighter and let the F-35 be strike/attack. And keep the A-10. Or develop a similar aircraft. ( maybe a V-22 variant ).
What they really should have considered was creating a naval air superiority aircraft that the Navy and Air force could share ( Navalizing Air force aircraft does not see to work well, but the F-4 seemed to work out OK, coming the other way ) Made the F-35 a strike aircraft, either with VTOL, or if not, developing a VTOL aircraft for the marines ( V-22 isnt fast enough ).

Comment: Re:What difference now does it make? :) Sunk costs (Score 1) 364

by Duhavid (#47448049) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

Fox "Doesn't matter if it's true" "news"?

No. I have just seen all the turmoil on other planes as they are developed. The V-22 is a example.
I am also, as a software developer, really used to hearing "nothing works!", "it's terrible" as an app is developed.
It may well be that the F-35 isn't a suitable plane. I just think we are gong to need something like it in the not too distant future.

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)