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Lotka–Volterra Addiction Model

The following is a cross between the Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey model from the Insight Maker manual  ( where the Moose represent problem symptoms, the Wolves represent temporary solution, and the addiction loop from Gene Bellinger's Addiction Archetype ( is added.

Clone of Addiction Archetype

An Addiction structure is the same as the Shifting the Burden structure though with the annoying aspect that one becomes addicted to the side effect ensuring that Fundamental Solution won't get implemented and the Symptomatic Solution will be applied repeatedly, and likely with greater frequency. There is a also a video for this insight which is a component of the Systems Thinking World Kumu e-Learning Environment.


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