Econmics ... And Dogs?
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First…. Just in case you don’t know…. Economics isn’t just the study of money, and it’s effect.
A great book called Freakonomics convinced me to stop being nauseous at the though of economics. Anyway… What the hell does this have to do with dogs?
Well, there’s a rule in Econ called the Rule Of Unintended Consequences. Yes, it’s pretty self explanatory. Although, the story people in Econ always go to is called The Cobra Effect. As the story goes……. In Delhi India, there was an epidemic in the overpopulation of Cobras. The government tried to solve the problem by paying citizens for any dead Cobra they turned in. Of course, this lead to people breeding them to turn them in for profit. And when the government found out, they canned the program. As soon as there was no reason to keep the snakes…… They were abandoned. Which of course caused the population of loose Cobras go UP. So, the solution for getting rid of Cobras, increased them.