As China’s social scoring system develops, undesirable behavior like jaywalking could limit someone’s access to goods and services.
While we would predict that Beijing’s traffic congestion wastes fuel and time, unhappiness is one externality that many of us would not cite.
Because we tend to abuse and overuse publicly shared resources, the result is a tragedy of the commons that includes China’s air pollution.
By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School. On January 17th, the smog in Beijing was so thick that the sunrise was virtually played on television screens around the city. Around the same time, air pollution levels…