This article discusses conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories tend to “punch up”. People of lower social or economic status are more likely to engage with conspiracies. Additionally, conspiracies are often about people in power.
A common example of conventional wisdom is the poor reputation of young drivers. Insurance companies consider younger drivers higher risk for many reasons. In order to test it, one could collect data such as annual deaths and injuries in vehicle crashes, annual medical costs from vehicle crashes, and annual auto repair costs from vehicles. Each of…[Read more]