The Washington Post set up and recorded an ingenious social experiment.
Joshua Bell is one of the world’s greatest violinists. His instrument of choice is a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius. If he played it for spare change, incognito, outside a bustling Metro stop in Washington, would anyone notice?
The results are thought-provoking, and the story beautifully told. It’s a long piece and I’m not about to spoil the ending. So enjoy the read. Includes video of the experiment.