Aviation Disaster Primer: Psychologies of Error — December 3, 1999
This article describes common psychological phenomena that often mitigate against accurate induction and deduction of the causes of aviation disasters.
Shocked, Shocked in Serbia: Fundamental Attribution Errors — December 3, 1999
This article describes many of the conflicting causal attributions bearing on the European Union's attempts to provide heating fuel to Serbian towns controlled by political parties in opposition to the ruling Serbian coalition supporting the President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic.
This article describes commonly posited psychological phenomena that are allegedly associated with attenuating conflict. The article then considers whether these phenomena are causally implicated in Northern Ireland's improving peace prospects.
Trends. Demonstrating at the World Trade Organization: The Rise and Fall of Global An-Anarchists — December 3, 1999
The article discusses the existence of anarchists.
Trends. The EgyptAir 990 Crash: A Misconception about Psychological Screening — December 3, 1999
The article discusses the common, publicly promulgated misconception about psychological screening of pilots and other aircrew members in the aftermath of the EgyptAir 990 crash.
IBPP Research Associates
IBPP Research Associates: Botswana — December 3, 1999
Staff Writer – The Botswana Gazette
This untitled article was originally published in the online version of The Botswana Gazette in late 1999. The article could not be provided for download due to copyright restrictions. Contact The Botswana Gazette (http://www.thegazette.news/contact/) for details.
The article discusses the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) the the South Africa government has imposed on imports and exports from Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland (BNLS).
IBPP Commentary. It is ironic that while political demonstrators in Seattle are frequently attacking the WTO as being a predatory stalking horse for the governments of developed countries and for "big business" without regard for large majorities of the world population, some members of at least one Third World country views the WTO as a potential savior from economic disaster.