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The Tragedy of “The Tragedy of the Commons”

The Tragedy of “The Tragedy of the Commons”

How should a society manage its common-pool resources like fisheries, forests, and grasslands? The problem, as presented in an Econ 101 course, is that these systems lack the proper incentives for sustainable use. Without private property or government regulation, people inevitably overuse and exploit them. This is the “tragedy of the commons” […]

Germany Does Have Unfair Trade Advantages

Germany Does Have Unfair Trade Advantages

In one of Donald Trump’s rants, he claimed the reason why there are so many German cars in the U.S. is that their automakers do not behave fairly. The German economy’s prompt response was that “the U.S. just needs to build better cars.” However, this time, probably without even realizing it, Donald […]