Posts Tagged ‘Elinor Ostrom’

  • The Tragedy of the commons causes empty fishing nets.

    A Big Shrimp Problem

    Dec 24, 13 • 280 Views • No Comments

    Because of the holiday, our Wednesday environment blog will appear today. The post has been written by 2 Kent Place students, Megan Ganning and Madeleine Vance. “Sorry, Sir, but the ‘Bay Shrimp’ have actually had to be taken off the menu” will be the...  [read more]

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    Tragedy of the Commons: China’s Genius Bars

    Aug 3, 13 • 428 Views • No Comments

    When my MacBook Pro had a track pad glitch, I just booked a free appointment online for the next day at my local Apple Genius Bar. In Beijing, I might have had more than a 4 week wait. Trying to solve his iPhone 4S problems, a Beijing Morning News journalist,...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The Tragedy of the Commons: Improving Your Reputation

    Mar 22, 13 • 280 Views • No Comments

    A small group of New Jersey winemakers has a problem. No one knows that they blend a gourmet product. After all, say, “New Jersey” and no one thinks vineyard. Most New Jersey wine, with strong hints of blueberries, raspberries or cranberries is...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The “Problem” of the Commons

    Jun 20, 12 • 228 Views • No Comments

    Located 30 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the island of Nantucket has no traffic lights. Instead, drivers respond to stop signs, rotaries and courtesy. More often than not, if a walker or a biker needs to cross the street, cars stop. When someone is...  [read more]

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    Nobel Cash

    Oct 15, 10 • 269 Views • No Comments

    If you win a Nobel Prize, you get a cash prize of approximately $1.5 million. The size of that prize relates to how well the foundation that manages Alfred Nobel’s endowment has fared.  According to the Financial Times, during the 1990s the payout...  [read more]