Lining Up: The Microlegal System of Queues, 54 University of Cincinnati Law Review 417 (1985)
Whether we are waiting for a bus, for tickets to a show, for our turn to vote, for a table in a crowded restaurant, for our sacramental communion with God, for a few moments in a public toilet, even, horrible dictu, for our turn in the gas chamber or for a Swedish visa from that fate, people in our civilization line up. In many situations in which there is a scarce resource and an aggregate demand that cannot be met simultaneously or "divvied up," we seem, virtually spontaneously, to queue.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Reisman, W. Michael, "Lining Up: The Microlegal System of Queues" (1985). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 736.