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  •  Yes, it sometimes seems our laws are used (4+ / 0-)
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    freerad, melo, Jim Tietz, greengemini

    more to deprive than to provide justice.

    The commons wasn't parcelled out to cronies by happenstance. I was surprised that "The Tragedy of the Commons" was only published in the 60s. In any event, the argument that individual ownership would result in better use and care for the environment has proved a pipe dream. If ownership were careful, the land wouldn't be littered with abandoned mines, factories, warves, commercial sites, houses and all sorts of polluted and wasted lands.
    Self-interest might be effective, IF people knew whereing their self-interest lies and IF everyone were capable of looking ahead. People who exist in an ineffable present are able to do neither.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 07:25:51 AM PST

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