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11.9.07 Hardin Living on a lifeboat

11.9.07 Hardin Living on a lifeboat - Garrett Hardin Living...

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Garrett Hardin “Living on a Life Boat” A game (with real prizes)! A trip down metaphor lane All roads lead to the tragedy of the commons - World Food Banks - Population explosions - Ratchet effect - Eco-destruction - Immigration
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From Last Time Finished Singer's argument for famine relief Objections/replies
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The Commons I need 7-10 volunteers (at least 5 players). This game will last 10 rounds. You have (an imaginary) $10 in your account. Each round you can do two things with your $10 - (1) Give up to $10 to the “community” account - (2) Keep the $10. For each $ you keep, you get that dollar amount at the end. For each $ contributed to the group account, you get $0.30.
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Adam's Magical Prediction last round, the mean offer to the community account will be between 0&3 (but not 0). If the contributions go down, the contributions to the community account in the later rounds will be lower than the contributions in the earlier rounds.
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