Comments on: Counterintuitive, but true http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/05/09/counterintuitive-but-true/ Models.Behaving.Badly Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:10:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: stevecharlson http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/05/09/counterintuitive-but-true/#comment-383 Thu, 31 May 2012 20:34:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=903#comment-383 Do we accelerate into curves to maintain stability? Seem to remember that counterintuitive advice from driving instructor too many decades ago. Looked at Newton’s centripetal and centrifugal explanations in Principia, and waved at him as I to you. Do we need to comment for you to appreciate our appreciation at such wonderful thought waves for surfing? Can you count reads and time spent (or do you, to your chagrin?) to mitigate the difficulty in any thoughtful reply to what are (generally) poetically openended observations?
More output, right away, or face rebellion!

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By: trader46 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/05/09/counterintuitive-but-true/#comment-362 Sun, 20 May 2012 11:22:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=903#comment-362 And interestingingly you “tested” one of those supposed difficult to form hypotheses from economics – namely that “regulation has unintended consequences”. I doubt the regulatory barriers were designed to speed Emanuel’s journey to work but that is the unintended consequence.

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By: FranklinChen http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/05/09/counterintuitive-but-true/#comment-338 Thu, 10 May 2012 03:06:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=903#comment-338 This reminds me of an argument I’ve had with people over taking different routes from one place to another by car. I always favor saving time. In some cases, this means sitting for a long time at a stop light; I have measured the time riding in someone’s car taking a roundabout route that involved no stop lights, but took 25 minutes from A to B instead of my timed 15 minutes the direct way. Distance matters.

Also, there is the controversial issue of traffic control measures. In all these cases, the objectively better solution is rejected (often quite emotionally) by those who either do not believe the math or apparently have values overriding their appreciation of a shorter commute time.

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