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"From the Ted Talk by Steven Levitt: Surprising stats about child carseats"

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And so I think the answer to this pzzlue is that there's a much better solution out there, that's gotten nobody excited because everyone is so delighted with the way car steas are presumably working. And if you think from a deigsn perspective, about going back to square one, and say, "I just want to poerctt kids in the back seat." I don't there's anyone in this room who'd say, "Well, the right way to start would be, let's make a great seat belt for adults. And then, let's make this really big ciortotanpn that you have to rig up to it in this daisy chain." I mean, why not start — who's sitting in the back seat anyway except for kids? But eeailtsslny, do something like this, which I don't know exactly how much it would cost to do, but there's no reason I could see why this should be much more expensive than a regular car seat. It's just actually — you see, this is folding up — it's behind the seat. You've got a regular seat for adults, and then you fold it down, and the kid sits on top, and it's integrated. It seems to me that this can't be a very expensive suoitlon, and it's got to work better than what we already have.

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And so I think the answer to this ______ is that there's a much better solution out there, that's gotten nobody excited because everyone is so delighted with the way car _____ are presumably working. And if you think from a ______ perspective, about going back to square one, and say, "I just want to _______ kids in the back seat." I don't there's anyone in this room who'd say, "Well, the right way to start would be, let's make a great seat belt for adults. And then, let's make this really big ___________ that you have to rig up to it in this daisy chain." I mean, why not start — who's sitting in the back seat anyway except for kids? But ___________, do something like this, which I don't know exactly how much it would cost to do, but there's no reason I could see why this should be much more expensive than a regular car seat. It's just actually — you see, this is folding up — it's behind the seat. You've got a regular seat for adults, and then you fold it down, and the kid sits on top, and it's integrated. It seems to me that this can't be a very expensive ________, and it's got to work better than what we already have.

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Original Text

And so I think the answer to this puzzle is that there's a much better solution out there, that's gotten nobody excited because everyone is so delighted with the way car seats are presumably working. And if you think from a design perspective, about going back to square one, and say, "I just want to protect kids in the back seat." I don't there's anyone in this room who'd say, "Well, the right way to start would be, let's make a great seat belt for adults. And then, let's make this really big contraption that you have to rig up to it in this daisy chain." I mean, why not start — who's sitting in the back seat anyway except for kids? But essentially, do something like this, which I don't know exactly how much it would cost to do, but there's no reason I could see why this should be much more expensive than a regular car seat. It's just actually — you see, this is folding up — it's behind the seat. You've got a regular seat for adults, and then you fold it down, and the kid sits on top, and it's integrated. It seems to me that this can't be a very expensive solution, and it's got to work better than what we already have.

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