Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt. Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner. How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations. Why do people think the music of their youth is the best.
Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society. That most crashes happen on sunny, dry days. Or that you can gauge a nation’s driving behavior by its levels of corruption. These are only a few of the remarkable dynamics that Tom Vanderbilt explores in this fascinating tour through the mysteries of the road.