Monday, October 31, 2016

WORTH A LOOK

David Sloan Wilson posts (30 October) on EVONOMICS HERE
"The Tragedy of the Commons: How Elinor Ostrom Solved one of Life’s Greatest Dilemmas

The design principles for solving the tragedy of the commons can be applied to groups"
Comment
I recommend David Wilson's post on Elinor Wilson's scientific work. It provides a thorough grounding in her path breaking solution to the theoretical case of Hardin's alleged 'Tragedy of the Commons', an influential paper he wrote - actually on population growth - a supposed isssue at the time - among environmentalists.
Wilson's account of the the influence of Elinor Wilson's work is most interesting, particularly in its practical applications afterwards. 

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