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The Bane of Behavior Modification

Punishment doesn’t teach any skills. Neither does reward.

America can be a pretty brutal place. When I look at the headlines, I see a lot of punishment flying around. Police shootings, beatings, and other abuse are typical for a day. In our politics, the metaphors are about war, as if we’re at war with each other. We spend an inordinate amount of time probing for…

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