For PBS NewsHour, Joshua Barajas reports on a “modern day Milgram experiment,” which shows that people obeying commands feel less responsible for their actions. “If people acting under orders really do feel a reduced responsibility, this seems important to understand. For a start, people who give orders should perhaps be held more responsible for the actions and outcomes of those they coerce.”
When ever people say “just doing my job” or “they are just doing there job” to defend bad actions of others I tell them about the Nuremberg defense.
The number of people who don’t know what the Nuremberg defense is shows how bad the education system really is.
Great point. When I was threatened in a hospital over a lie, the nurses would say “just doing my job”. Last, I checked nobody forced you to work here in the first place. Unlike you I don’t have a say as far as having to take this Zyprexa. When asked how she could do this to another person. She was “just doing her job”