Not sure if I completely agree with the conclusions made about the Milgram experiment. I would agree that some element of "it was for the greater good" does come into play, but I don't think you can completely disregard the role of obedience to commands. The podcaster asserted that only the 4th prompt was a true command, and that the previous 3 were not commands. I would instead argue that there is no clear distinction between command and not-command here, but that each prompt is progressively more forceful.
The major bias in saying that not one person gave the shock after being commanded to do so (ie after being given the 4th prompt) is that the ONLY people who ever received the 4th prompt were people who had already disobeyed 3 strongly worded prompts asking them to give the shock.
So it seems to me that the only people who were ever given the 4th prompt were the participants who were most assertive in their moral stance. The people who were liable to follow commands against their better moral judgement had already caved at one of the earlier prompts, such as "the experiment requires that you continue."
u know this is just amazing this article,,,,i felt so gud when i read that being an obc candidate u r planning not to use the benefit,,,,while myself too from a reserved category and havent been able to clear prelms in the last 3 attempts,,but to be fair first two were far from a genuine attempt,,,already working in a govt department,,,,the fact that my aptitude is quite gud helps me to gain a big advantage but still i havent been able to write mains even once,,,,it makes me feel so bad,,but u know what i have decided in my mind that i wont use my quota benefit for this exam now,,,,i belv m gud enuf and if m not even then i will be happy that i gave it a gud shot to the best of my efforts,,but no more hiding behind that reservation thing….coz in my case it has not only helped but has also pulled me down many a times as it has stopped me from giving my best effort coz i knew that even if i perform a little lower than others i wud still make the cut….but not anymore..thanks for writing all this. 🙂