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Wild Side: Unintended consequences: Trans fats in herring gulls

Published 08/28/2008, River Falls Journal

Unintended consequences result when a simple system tries to regulate a complex system. Governments often operate with limited information, short time horizons, low feedback and questionable incentives. Society and ecosystems in contrast are complex, evolving, with high feedback and strong incentives for growth and survival.

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