While we know that overused resources can include the ocean, the air, and a pasture, we also should include beaches and seats.
While the cost of free parking in New York City is rather huge, it can be offset by what was a seemingly insignificant and irritating innovation.
Although The Codfather violated New England’s catch share system, the overfishing that results from the tragedy of the commons has been minimized.
Even in North Dakota where there is a ban on parking meters along town and city streets, there is no such thing as free parking.
When a tiny bug stops a rancher from developing his land, the result is a clash between a government protecting an endangered species and private property.
This week’s economic news summary includes the diner’s dilemma and marginal analysis, property rights in outer space, the Phillip’s Curve and unemployment.
Like the tragedy of the commons, splitting a bill among friends at a restaurant involves an individual’s marginal benefit and the group’s marginal cost.
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