if it would effect people picking up their kids from daycare centers early more often if daycare centers would add a 3 dollar fine every time you pick up your kid 10 minutes late? or would it have any effect?(i cant find a way to edit the poll, so poll question is for former question)
they studied this and the weird thing was that late pick ups went up really much. Why? because the fines removed the quilt factor about picking your kid late, making it ok to do that if you pay little extra. but the interesting thing was that when they removed the fines, it changed nothing and late pick ups continued.
you can see about it here:
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on TED.com skip to around 6 mins if you dont want to listen the whole speech
i have always thought that laws have the same kind of effect to people. if people would work on moral rules instead of rules set by law, i believe the world would be a better place. but removing all laws at this point wouldnt work, because it wouldnt change our behavior since the moral code has already been broken, and that sucks big time. but i think some laws could be removed without having this kind of effect. like for example in portugal, they made it legal to use any drugs, and use of hard drugs went down after this. imo making a law to anything is just ruining this world and doesent make it any better
what do you guys think about this same thing applying to laws?