Thursday, August 30, 2007

Next Week...

Next week we will finish chapter 2 and read The Tragedy of the Commons.

Garrett Hardin published this piece in 1968 and for any current student of resource economics it is just as relevant today as it was 39 years ago - maybe even more so today.

Nice class today - I am enjoying the level of participation.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a connection between the polution problems in China and The Tragedy of the Commons? We saw from the article on China that millions of people were living in highly polluted areas, below any standard that is considered safe in the western world.
Also, doesn't China have population controls? It may seam inhuman some of the policies they have in place. However, what would the alternative be? These are not easy questions.
The Tragedy of the Commons calls for population controls, I think that if we were to do more to solve the worlds poverty problem. We wouldn't need inhumane population controls. Plus, if there were population controls, who would be able to populate and how would these controls be enforced?

Sean Keneipp