Essays Tagged: "Tragedy of the commons"

We have an environmental crisis because we have a people crisis

pen to everyone with no one responsible for their protection. This has led to exploitation and the 'Tragedy of the Commons'. This tragedy occurs when a resource is freely available to everyone; everyo ...

(6 pages) 226 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Tragedy of the Commons and the problem of overpopulation and resource demand among the American society.

Tragedy of the Commons: Overpopulation and Resource DemandHardin's "Tragedy of the Commons" thesis p ... s well as citizens to produce a concrete outcome.Works CitedBurger, J. and Gochfeld, M. (1998). The tragedy of the commons: 30 years later. In J.L. Allen (Ed.), Environment (pp. 136-144). Connecticut: ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Environmental Science and the Tragedy of the Commons

Garret Hardin, the author of "The Tragedy of the Commons", studies the natural cycle of humans using non-replenishable resources, and ... hat the human population problem is a member of the class of no technical solutions because it is a Tragedy of Commons. Hardin says that "It is fair to say that most people who anguish over the popula ... n other words, with the increase of the human population, the quality of life decreases. The Tragedy of Commons is a problem that arises from the conflict between individual profit versus prese ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Capitalism - A Grossly Glorified Economic System.

ach and every person were to use up the resources in pursuit of self-interest it would lead to the "Tragedy of the Commons" . Subsequently many aspects of the environment have been degraded since the ... phyGalbraith, J. The Culture of Contentment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.Hardin, G. "The Tragedy of the Commons." American Association for the Advancementof Science 162, (1968): 1243-48.Hei ...

(7 pages) 86 0 4.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Global Warming Is it Happening?

that it is open to anyone for use and return the waste back to it. This has caused what so called 'Tragedy of the commons' as noted in a paper written by Garrett Hardin [1]. As long as something is f ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Main Causes of Deforestation

ach other are logging, agriculture, ranching and population growth. There is an argument called the tragedy of the commons theory which will be discussed.One cause of deforestation is logging. Logging ... nvironmental resources under common ownership are most likely to be overused, this is known as the 'tragedy of the commons theory' (Hardin, 1968). This is when individuals look at their own interests ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.3 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Economic Stability

157; The next article, "The "˜Berry Bikes'," is a dismal but true story of the infamous "tragedy of the commons." The tragedy of the commons is an economic theory that states that any ... aining bicycles to students on a semester-by-semester basis. This story is proof-positive that the "tragedy of the commons" is a very real tragedy, indeed. In "Take This job and Shove It ...

(10 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The tradegy of the commons

The Tragedy of the Commons.The essay The Tragedy of the Commons makes many points that all lead up to a ... y to develop other ways to limit the population growth instead of relying on technology to save us. Tragedy of the commons also touches on the point that "we" as a people want the maximum good per per ... he activities of the commons to what is taking place on the earth today. Many might argue that this tragedy only occurs on grazing land and has no relevance anywhere else. The essay however has anothe ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Environmental Ethics

e: Lynn White's "The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis" (March 1967) and Garett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" (December 1968). Some of the environment problems we have include: 1.Mammal ...

(3 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Utilitarian Viewpoint on Abortion

UTALITARIAN VIEWPOINT ON ABORTIONUtilitarian Viewpoint on AbortionBrooke BrownUniversity of MemphisUtilitarian Viewpoint on AbortionUtilitarianism is the view that right actions are those t ... nUtilitarianism is the view that right actions are those that result in the most beneficial balance of good over bad consequences for everyone involved (as cited in Vaughn, 2013 pp.35). The utilitaria ... ed (as cited in Vaughn, 2013 pp.35). The utilitarian view is to bring about moral goodness in terms of the best outcome and the right action is based upon achieving the outcome. Abortion is the ending ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine