The Codfather and the Tragedy of the Commons

Although The Codfather violated New England’s catch share system, the overfishing that results from the tragedy of the commons has been minimized.

The “Problem” of the Commons

Located 30 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the island of Nantucket has no traffic lights. Instead, drivers respond to stop signs, rotaries and courtesy. More often than not, if a walker or a biker needs to cross the street, cars stop. When…