I found out about this experiment from the video presentation “Steven Pinker: The Elephant, the Emperor, and the Matzo Ball”,
Steven Pinker asks:
“Why are bribes, requests, seductions, solicitations, and threats so often veiled when both parties know what they mean?”
The article starts….”You want to go to the hottest restaurant in town. You have no reservation.”
Bruce Feiler has a plan for you.