If The Louvre Was On Fire, Should We Rescue The Art First Or The People?

INSIGHT: Firstly, of course we should rescue the art first. Secondly, of course we should not. Why? Conventional wisdom says it ought to be the other way around. But here’s a thought experiment by Thomas R. Wells….

Wells: Presumably the Louvre already has extensive fire suppression systems and separate evacuation plans for its visitors (including the less abled) and for its most valuable art works. The point of this scenario is not to recreate the boring details of such plans, but to stimulate thinking about the fundamentals of value and hopefully break through some cliches. Read More Here…


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