Posts Tagged ‘Elinor Ostrom’

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    Utilities Included

    Aug 17, 10 • 258 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, there are 250,000 housing units that use more electricity than most others. The reason? Buildings without meters for each apartment have leases that say “utilities included”. So, whether tenants use more or less power, the rent is the...  [read more]

  • More on the Tragedy of the Commons

    Dec 7, 09 • 422 Views • No Comments

    Good discussion of the Tragedy of the Commons in three podcasts: 1. 2009 Nobel Laureate, Elinor Ostrom, discusses her ideas in the 10/23 Planet Money podcast. In a 15 minute interview, she uses her department’s messy refrigerator as one of her examples....  [read more]