Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ — Matto Mildenberger

The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong....
Garrett Hardin argued for privatization of the commons to increase efficiency and effectiveness of use under pure capitalism. 

Scientific American
The Tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’
Matto Mildenberger | assistant professor of environmental politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara

See also

Moon of Alabama
Putin On The Role Of The State In The Economy

RT
‘Pragmatic conservative’ Putin rejects totalitarian rule, but won’t embrace Western liberal democracy as Russia goes its own way

3 comments:

Peter Pan said...

The Tragedy of Green Capitalism (formerly known as the Environmental Movement)

Matt Franko said...

“ most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe”

Darwin?

Peter Pan said...

Attack the person, not the idea. Very trendy nowadays.

The Tragedy of the Commons described a neutral situation; so it is common for both pro-market and pro-socialist camps to cite it.