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Posts published by “Shawn O'Connor”

Shawn is a recent graduate of the Public Affairs and Policy Management program at Carleton University with a focus on Global Economic Relations and a Minor in Economics.

Checkmate: What a Game of Chess Can Reveal About the Pandemic | Op-Ed

When we decide to act upon a goal and new information becomes available, we should rethink, but often don't. Rather than altering our course of action, our vision narrows and we double-down - often by referring to how those around us are behaving. Cognitive biases like this can be found in the missteps of state responses to COVID.