Jan 20, 2017

Viscious Circle

Election campaigns have sometimes been referred to as a vicious circle. The term vicious circle or vicious cycle refers to a complex chain of events which reinforce themselves through a feedback loop. A chain of events in which the response to one difficulty creates a new problem that aggravates the original difficulty.

During the feedback loop each iteration of the cycle reinforces the previous one. These cycles will continue in the direction of their momentum until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle.

Incidentally, A virtuous circle has favorable results, while a vicious circle has detrimental results.