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Tragedy of the Commons

I think I first heard about the tragedy of the commons in economics class, the term dates back to the writings of William Forster Lloyd in 1833 and the commons he was referring to was the… 1,196 more words


Prisoner's Dilemma

So here is the famous prisoner’s dilemma, the basic problem which is used to kick off all introductions to game theory and which finds a surprisingly large number of applications. 544 more words

SCience And Technology

The Economist | Deep trouble

The Economist | Deep trouble

The deep sea is a frequently used example of common access resources that is over-exploited  – a case of ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ originally coined by ecologist, Garrett Hardin. 127 more words

Republicans and Hogs, the Tragedy of the Commons

May 1, 2017  By Jack Jodell (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at the brilliant blog site Fair and Unbalanced.com – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column of this page).     661 more words


Gaming the System

Look at the ACA (Obamacare).

The ACA is a GOP plan authored by the Heritage Foundation. It creates a system (a marketplace) that bankrupts market participants on the demand side, ASAP, in the name of providing a public good. 269 more words

Political-Economy And Philosophy

Greening the Grass

The basis of trade, an exchange of goods and services, has existed for millennia across almost all variants of modern humanity. Moving beyond a literal exchange of goods for food became necessary when economies grew in complexity and specialization to the degree where a medium of exchange with a commonly understood value was needed (likely around the same time someone took a job other than farming). 895 more words