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An Alternative to the Tragedy of the Commons (Hardin, 1968)
Garrett Hardin’s seminal work “The Tragedy of the Commons” (1968) concluded that overpopulation of our finite planet was imminent and that our natural freedom to reproduce should be reconsidered. Hardin’s premise was that maintaining the highest good for the maximum number of people is impossible,
We could debate for hours on the validity of white privilege, however I would like to begin with the assumption that it could be true and occurring in the 21st century. That being the assumption, I would like to next consider, how to harness it for good.
I can't stop thinking that this is not the first time we have been here. Throughout history, men and women have been singing this song. Rachel Carson, Thomas Malthus, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Henry David Thoreau, they have all been on the same beat. Like canaries in the coal...