The Law of Unintended Consequences

Here’s a good piece from the press recently, the recession has a positive effect on carbon emissions.

The government are claiming that this helps them reach their C02 targets, as if it were a planned thing, but I guess you take what you can get.

There may well be more mileage in this as an idea, so here are a couple of links:

Different definitions and quotes about The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Wikipedia entry with some good examples.

Oh, and here’s an academic¬†Journal dedicated to the subject

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