Sociopathic killing isn't a desire, it is a compulsion. And morality has nothing to do with it. Dozens of studies show people will quickly discard their moral code to conform their behaviour to an authority or a social group. Not over a long time, but in a few minutes. Look at the people wearing the masks . . .

 

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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is a former business journalist and columnist at the NBR. He also worked as the chief editor at the New Zealand Initiative policy think tank. He is now a freelance writer and copy editor.