A scan of common examples makes me believe that some of what we call unexpected benefits are improperly classified.
Is the Aswan Dam a perfect example of unintended consequences? No, and here’s why.
Over the past two decades, american universities have created reasons to spend more and raise large donations, without end. What are the second-order effects of this increase in fundraising activity?
What were unintended consequences of smoking bans and how can we use second-order thinking to decrease health effects of smoking tobacco?
The impact of what we consume on a daily basis is often only felt many years later.
The “cobra effect” occurs when a solution actually worsens the problem it is trying to solve.