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On the Travesty of the Tragedy of the Commons: Hardin's Nontrivial Error

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Funk, Matt
Date: 2009
Agency: Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Germany
Series: MPRA Paper No. 19203
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5304
Sector: Social Organization
Subject(s): tragedy of the commons
Hardin, Garrett
Abstract: "Garrett Hardins 1968 Tragedy of the Commons remains one of the most frequently cited works across the spectrum of science indeed, a visit to http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/misc/top_articles/ reveals that this revolutionary communique remains amongst Sciences top articles. But as great philosophers from Xenophanes to Socrates to Popper to Russell have all reminded us: 'In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.'"

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