OT: Selfish drivers slow themselves down

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Tony Raven, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    OT because its more about transport policy but has links with Naked
    Streets etc. and positive implications for cyclists.

    Article in Scientific American that being selfish as a driver and trying
    to optimise things for yourself actually means you make slower progress
    than if you work cooperatively with others to benefit the entire group.


    Tony Raven, Mar 2, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    Surely that's just a corollary of

    bugbear, Mar 2, 2011
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  3. Tony Raven

    Adam Lea Guest

    I suspect that happens generally in life as well, in that societies
    where people look out for each other have a higher sense of wellbeing
    and quality of life than societies where people are selfish and insular.
    Adam Lea, Mar 2, 2011
  4. Tony Raven

    Matt B Guest

    Tony, that links to a fairly old article (Jan 2009) - which, IIRC, we
    have discussed before. Have you only just come across it, was it the
    wrong link, or did you have another reason for posting it?
    Matt B, Mar 3, 2011
  5. Tony Raven

    bugbear Guest

    You have a very partial memory for threads :)

    bugbear, Mar 3, 2011
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