Tragedy of the Commons: Garrett Hardin, The Commons, Diner's Dilemma, Enlightened Self-Interest, Population Control, Inverse Commons, Common Heritage of Mankind.

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Betascript Publishing, Jun 2, 2010 - Education - 92 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The tragedy of the commons refers to a dilemma described in an influential article by that name written by Garrett Hardin and first published in the journal Science in 1968. The article describes a situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently, and solely and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy a shared limited resource even when it is clear that it is not in anyone's long-term interest for this to happen.

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