Example of unintended effects (pollution)


If you think its easy working out what values have what effects on each other, think again. I’m fascinated with the data that shows how one thing can affect another, especially in unexpected or counter-intuitive ways. So I loved this:

freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2 … round-two/

An example of how a measure to reduce pollution can actually increase it, because it has unintended effects :D.


That is interesting. Although a better alternative would be to ban half the drivers from driving. Although I’m not quite sure how you’d really enforce it.