Posts Tagged ‘tragedy of the commons’

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    The “Problem” of the Commons

    Jun 20, 12 • 521 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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    California and Greece

    Oct 2, 11 • 530 Views • No Comments

    It is good to pay fire fighters and police officers generously. It is good not to raise taxes. It is good to give voters what they want and get re-elected. As Michael Lewis describes in Vanity Fair, San Jose, California did everything that was......  [read more]

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    Unaffordable Sports Stadiums

    Jul 13, 11 • 597 Views • No Comments

    The year is 1996. The place is Hamilton County, Ohio. You are standing in a voting booth deciding whether to approve a .5% sales tax increase to help build and maintain 2 new sports stadiums. Although the spending will exceed $500 million, you have been......  [read more]

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    Driving Costs

    Jun 28, 11 • 590 Views • No Comments

    Describing traffic policy in several European cities, the NY Times tells of poorly synchronized green lights, congestion pricing, auto-free zones. When drivers are inconvenienced, there are fewer cars, fewer emissions, happier pedestrians and bikers. One......  [read more]

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    Bikes-For-Hire and the British Coastline

    Mar 8, 11 • 449 Views • No Comments

    London’s new bikes-for-hire program is about more than bikes. Launched this summer, the program had to solve a mismatch between supply and demand. In certain places there were too few bikes for the number of people who wanted them. In other spots, the......  [read more]