'Commons' Commentator Dead At 88

Garrett Hardin wrote the seminal essay "The Tragedy of the Commons".
October 8, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Hardin's landmark commentary on the effects of full public use of "the commons" on individual behavior shaped controversy and contention that is more relevant and heated today than when it was first published in 1968. " A prolific author, he was best known for a 1968 essay, "The Tragedy of the Commons," in which he argued that humanity must curtail some of its freedoms to stave off overpopulation and environmental disasters... The essay grappled with a fundamental question: How should society manage resources -- such as land, water and air -- that belong to everyone?"

Thanks to David Stauffer

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Published on Sunday, September 21, 2003 in The Seattle Times
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