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“The Tragedy of the Commons” Summary WorksheetGo toand click on his famous essay found in Blue on the Homepage. Read theentire essay. Answer all questions on a separate piece of paper, hand written. As always, your answers shouldbe YOURS alone, written in YOUR own voice.1. Hardin begins his essay by quoting an article by Wiesner and York. How does Hardin describe and definethe conclusion Wiesner and York came to?2. What analogy does Hardin use to prove #1?3. What is Hardin’s thesis?4. Describe the idea of the “invisible hand” in your own words.5. Hardin gives two scenarios with regard to the “invisible hand” and population. What are they? (Hint: is theassumption correct or not)6. Describe, in your own words, the “tragedy” example of a pasture and herdsman.7. How does “freedom in a commons bring ruin to all”?8. Hardin mentions several examples of the commons found in modern-day society. Describe one.
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