Education: Cannibals Priced

For how much money, paid in cash, would you eat a quarter of a pound of cooked human flesh, supposing that the fact . . . will appear next day on the front page of all the New York papers?

Such was one of the questions which Columbia's famed Psychologist Edward Lee Thorndike lately put to 40 unemployed young men and women. The men asked a median price of $260,000,000, the women $1,375,000. Next Professor Thorndike promised them secrecy in their cannibalism. Promptly the men lost their squeamishness, dropped their price to $50,000. The...

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