The GDP Song

In SD, we often talk about the pitfalls of managing systems with delays and feedback while paying attention to the wrong indicators. The classic example is navigating a car at high speed in the fog on an icy road by looking in the rearview mirror.

A related problem is managing your system to maximize the wrong goals, e.g. running the economy by a problematic metric like GDP. Here’s Alan AtKisson’s musical take on that: