- Sep 5, 2011
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Sorry but this is incorrect. Read (Nobel prize-winning) economist, Elinor Ostrom, on commons. Garrett Hardin was entirely wrong and didn't even understand what a 'commons' actually was/is and as a result generations of people reading him have been misled by 'the tragedy of the commons', which has become a cliché without having a firm foundation. Clue: it doesn't mean a free-for-all. And your solution (which historically was called 'enclosure') is exactly what led us to the environmental disasters we are currently facing.Private property is the solution to these problems. Commons can't sustain large use.