Legislating gravity

Or, as another urban legend metaphor has it, taking a vote to determine
the sex of the class hamster.

In 1999, voters passed a law saying that Muni on-time rate must be 85%.
Shockingly, passing a law did not make it happen; the average on-time rate
is now 70%.

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