The Situationist

Fortune Cookie Situationism

Posted by Adam Benforado on November 22, 2010

In legal academia, we are in the midst of faculty hiring season, which means many lunchtime talks by aspiring law professors.  Today, it was an interesting presentation about arbitration accompanied by some mediocre Chinese food . . . and one of the strangest fortune cookie messages I’ve ever received.  Indeed, it was downright spooky given my interest (and this blog’s interest!) in the ways in which powerful entities exploit psychological tendencies that may be operating beyond our conscious awareness or control . . .

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