Slater’s Mouse Experiment Metaphor

In the 1960’s, John B. Calhoun built a mice utopia at the National Institute for Mental Health, to conduct an experiment on the effects of population density on behavior. This data would then be used as evidence as to what could happen in an overpopulated world. Well, the mice utopia actually ended up creating a harsh prediction for the future of humanity. On today’s show Mike Slater explains how Calhoun’s experiment applies to the current state of America’s culture, as well as the paradox of life without work or conflict.