ExamplesA lifestyle shift whereby people begin living at great distance from work such that traffic and pollution may increase.Overconsumption of a popular sushi dish that causes the extinction of a species.Choosing the cheapest and most tasty foods on the shelves. This gives producers incentives to add sugar to products and to use cheap commodity ingredients, fillers and additives.Choosing the cheapest flight without regard to the quality of the airline. This gives airlines no incentives to improve their service or safety.Never reading terms of service and always agreeing to whatever is said in an agreement. It is a practical reality that life is too short to be reading every legal agreement associated with every mobile app you use. As such, the government plays a role in making sure these agreements are fair.
|Overview: Tyranny Of Small Decisions|
Small decisions that appear rational at the local level but that collectively have a negative global impact.