It’s a pretty well known fact that safer cars result in drivers driving less safely.
I wonder how much the social safety networks lead to riskier behavior in average life – “I can buy this expensive thing on credit, because even if I lose my job, the government will help me out.”
I’m not saying it always happens. But immunity to the consequences of bad decisions has certainly humbled our financial sector, no?
I am also not saying we should dismantle our safety network, any more than I am suggesting we install one of these in our cars.