One of the Most Pervasive — and Wrong — Conservative Economic Myths, Debunked

See on Scoop.itEarth and Psyche

Over the past several decades, the tragedy of the commons has taken root as an economic truism. The Hardin essay has become a staple of undergraduate education in the US, taught not just in economics courses but in political science, sociology and other fields. It is no wonder that so many people consider the commons with such glib condescension. The commons = chaos, ruin and failure.

See on www.alternet.org

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