It has been fascinating to observe online, and in my own local grocery stores, which items consumers are selecting to stock-up on. The run on bathroom paper, for example, seems on the surface of it, downright irrational. As irrational because the preliminary movement to rest room paper could appear, it isn’t crazy for subsequent consumers to then refill too. After all, it doesn’t take much for a reasonable particular person to see that if all other consumers are buying up all the toilet paper, that they’d higher off getting theirs earlier than none is left. There is a protracted and interesting economics literature on data cascades and herding habits, which shows that even when you disagree with what other individuals are doing, it’s typically sensible to go together with the crowd.
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