I liked Mike's story about how he changed his driving behaviour and I
connected it with the article written by Professor Meadows about how driving
one of these new Honda cars with an electronic fuel consumption meter
completely changed her driving behaviour. (Other car companies are
introducing them as well). As she said, instant feedback is what we need,
and lots of it! If we could see instantly what the effect was of every
action we took, it would enable us to amend our behaviour immediately and
lessen any bad results. Not just car driving, but everything, from leaving
lights on, turning up the central heating, having a six-litre engine instead
of a one-litre, voting for Gore, etc. And, of course, if crime had an
instant negative feedback, that would also reduce.
Here is a list of her articles, including a good one about taxation, which
this thread is also debating
Who's Donella Meadows?
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