The Tradegy of the Commons

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The Tragedy of the Commons. The essay The Tragedy of the Commons makes many points that all lead up to a central idea. These points all revolve around the central idea that there is only a finite amount of land and resources available on the Earth. And that the population of the earth is either approaching or is already at the Earth's carrying capacity. The essay brings up the view that there is no technical …

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…so many fishing boats and many fishermen had to retire. This is a classic example of the commons and shows what can happen. This shows the need for fishing regulations to keep the number of fishing boats down to a level that is below or even to the carrying capacity of the fish population. This is the same thing that needs to be done with other resources in the world the only problem is how?