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Watch the TED talk by Barry Schwartz referenced in the Interactive Reading (also linked here). It is about 20 minutes so pop some popcorn. Schwartz describes in vivid detail the ubiquity of rules and procedures in modern society, which he argues leads to a breakdown of everyday wisdom. After reading Weber, do you agree or disagree with Schwartz that rules and incentives come at the expense of “practical wisdom” and responsibility? Why or why not? Be sure to support your answer with an example or two!

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