From: The Atlantic

The Science of Beer Goggles

The Atlantic:

A couple of scientists walked into a bar and … began posing moral quandaries. When they presented bar-goers with a version of the classic “trolley problem”—would you push a man in front of a train, killing him in order to save five track workers?—they found that the drunker people got, the more likely they were to say they’d push the man. Alcohol, the researchers observed, can make us more utilitarian in our reasoning.

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