Intersections and Forms of Government
4 way stop: Democratic/Capitalistic
There’s a general structure of underlying rules and people are, more or less, fair to each other. The first person to show up goes first, and drivers tend to pass the right of way back and forth regardless of the driver or type of car. If anyone blatantly disobeys the public’s expectations, they are honked at and shouted at by the public or sued in court.
Two road intersection w/ yellow and red blinking light: Plutocracy
A rule by the wealthy where the wealthy refers to the fast. If you’re stuck at the red blinking light you might never get out, because the yellow light folks have a distinctive right of way advantage.
Intersection with traffic cop: Totalitarian
State regulation of all aspects of traffic behavior.
Intersection with Traffic Lights: Authoritarian
Government without the consent of those being governed. You show up at the light and do what you’re told, regardless of how many cars are lined up one on street vs. the other.
This does not apply for Traffic Lights with magnetic car sensors.
Lack of order. Complete confusion.
Help me finish my list! I’m trying to think of good intersection examples of:
Aristocracy – government by a ‘superior’ group
Dictatorship/Monarchy – government with a head of state
Tyranny – harsh rule over the people