Tragedy of the Commons HW Assignment

Tragedy of the Commons HW Assignment - T ragedy of the...

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Tragedy of the Commons (adapted from http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/1161.html ) Procedure Part 1: In groups of 4, sit in a circle around a small fishing hole (a beaker). Each person represents the head of a starving family that requires food. The only food source for these four families is the small fishing hole that can accommodate an unknown amount of fish. Fortunately, after each round of fishing by the four family heads, each remaining fish is able to spontaneously reproduce. Each person (family head) is allowed to take as many or few fish as you want, but if you take only one fish, your family will starve. In this simulation, our fish are Hershey's Kisses and they are caught using spoons. Each fish is worth $10. The more fish you catch, the more money you will receive. Each fishing round represents a fishing season (1/year) and will last for 1 minute. You should rotate your fishing order every round so that everyone has a chance to go first. The simulation will continue for
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ZOO 121 taught by Professor Russell during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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