The Cobra Effect: Unintended Consequences in British India

The Cobra Effect is a story of unintended consequences. In British-controlled India, the government tried to offer an incentive to help curb the rampant deadly cobra problem. Their solution backfired. This is the story of the model that economist & sociologists call the “Cobra Effect.” Then comedy writer Jimmy Mak comes on the show to play the quick quiz!

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