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The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons
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More than 111 books One of the most-reprinted articles ever to appear in any scientific journal More than 302,000 Google hits “The dominant paradigm within which social scientists assess natural resource issues.” Significant?
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Unfortunately, it’s crap.
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Who is Garrett Hardin? Very Right-Wing Wrote a biology textbook arguing for “control of breeding” of “genetically defective” people. Just trying to make an argument supporting greed, privatization, etc. Counter Arguments 1. Ad Hominem
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Inevitable? Provides no evidence to support Lots of evidence against Self-regulation by the community How did the commons last for thousands of years? Counter Argument 2. Evidential
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Assumes all herders want to do this Simply asserts they’re suicidally selfish Ignores that we’re social beings Again, how did commons exist and continue to exist for thousands of years? Counter Argument
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