Should be required reading for all right libertarians: The Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin.

“Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.”


@aral should be required reading for anyone who invokes the tragedy of the commons:

Via @kavbojka

@mathieu @kavbojka Have you read it? The two are not diametrically opposed. It would appear that conservatives took only what they wanted to from the paper without understanding its actual message.

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