In the paper he wrote in the 1930's, Robert Merton mentioned the five causes of unintended consequences. The five causes are error, basic values, short-term vs long-term interests, ignorance, and the self-defeating prophecy.
Key learning objectives:
Learn about Robert Merton’s five causes of unintended consequences
Learn about the different types of error
Understand what are basic values
Learn the types of Short-term vs Long-term interests