11. The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks.

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Relative to their flows.

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“Most individual and institutional decisions are designed to regulate the levels of stocks.”  ”System thinkers see the world as a collection of stocks along with the mechanisms for regulating the levels in the stocks by manipulating flows.” “Stocks allow inflows and outflows to be decoupled and to be independent and temporarily out of balance with each other.” DM How much stuff to you have, how much do you need, how much does it cost to have too much too little, what can you do to control these amounts.?