Cars leaving the front of a traffic jam move more slowly than those entering the back of it

“Cars leaving the front of a traffic jam move more slowly than those entering the back of it.  That’s why as you watch a traffic jam on television, it moves backward up the highway.  And that’s why jams are not easily dispelled.”

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: