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RS 301 - Reaction Paper 6 Tragedy of the Commons

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Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Wolf RS 301 Fall, 2009 Reaction Paper 6: Tragedy of Commons I chose to read Garrett Hardin’s report titled “Tragedy of Commons,” which was published in 1968. To be honest, I chose this article because I am fascinated with the concept of population control and have always justified disease, genocide, and natural disasters that resulted in human casualty, with the idea that some force is reacting to, and essentially limiting our exploding global population. Honestly, I am hesitant to admit this because of the obtuse nature of an argument that justifies death, murder, and tragedy with population control; the idea being that it works fine until it happens to someone I know or love. I am positive my attitude would change if my wife died. With this in mind, I must assert that this is not main argument of Hardin’s article but this is what elicited the most dramatic reaction from me. Based on what I read my temporary conclusion is that Hardin’s main point is to explore
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