Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems

@inproceedings{Forrester1995CounterintuitiveBO,
  title={Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems},
  author={Jay Wright Forrester},
  year={1995}
}
This paper addresses several social concerns: population trends; quality of urban life; policies for urban growth; and the unexpected, ineffective, or detrimental results often generated by government programs. Society becomes frustrated as repeated attacks on deficiencies in social systems lead only to worse symptoms. Legislation is debated and passed with great hope, but many programs prove to be ineffective. Results are often far short of expectations. Because dynamic behavior of social… CONTINUE READING
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