Asked Feb 8, 2019

Explain the tragedy of the commons.


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The tragedy of commons is given by Garrett Hardin. It states that when the specie in a population are living in a place or environment then they endup depleting the resources due to their self-interest.

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This theory of tragedy of commons is regarding the issue of overpopulation.  According to Hardin as the technological and economical development is taking place the mortality rate is going down and the population growth rate is increasing rapidly. Due to t...

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