Elon Musk Dismisses Induced Demand, A Phenomenon First Witnessed In 1866

Elon Musk has once again used Twitter to air a controversial opinion. This time the SpaceX and Tesla billionaire has upset urbanists with his dismissal of a phenomenon that was first described in 1866. On December 29, Musk tweeted that: “Induced demand is one of the most irrational theories I’ve ever heard.” Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/12/29/elon-musk-dismisses-induced-demand-a-phenomenon-first-witnessed-in-1866/#584e643c7c5d

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This company is trying to teach computers to forecast traffic like the weather

Using movies of traffic in Berlin, Istanbul, and Moscow and big-data techniques seeking to mimic the brain, a digital mapping firm has been pushing researchers to learn how to forecast traffic sort of like we forecast the weather, with potential implications for drivers from the Washington region to Wisconsin and Warsaw. Here Technologies, which supplies location and other transportation data, orchestrated a traffic forecasting contest that concluded this month with what company researchers said were surprisingly precise results. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/this-company-is-trying-to-teach-computers-to-forecast-traffic-like-the-weather/2019/12/27/d08d2eec-2287-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

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President Trump Signs an Executive Order Granting Leave on Christmas Eve for Federal Employees

On December 17, 2019, President Trump signs an Executive Order granting leave for most of the federal employees on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is not a regularly scheduled holiday, while the President has the authority to grant leave, it is usually announced just before the Christmas holiday. It is normal for federal agencies to grant early dismissal for employees, but contractors are allowed to leave based on their contract or at the discretion of their government and (or) contract supervisor.…

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