What Life Will Be Like if They Manage to Implement a Social Credit System

I think this 7 minute cartoon video gives us an idea of what life might be like under a social credit system. Someone I know recently switched auto insurance companies. In order to qualify for a lower rate, a sensor was installed on his vehicle to monitor his driving habits. If he drove “safely”, according to the sensor, he’d get a lower rate. He had to “behave” properly for a temporary period. I asked him to imagine how he’d feel if he was being monitored indefinitely and not just for driving behavior…

This video is from Hatstruth.

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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