The Tragedy is “the Commons”

Since Roman times, it has been held that certain resources, such as air and water, could not and should not be privately owned, but instead held “in common.” Today, “the commons” movement seeks to destroy private property rights by equating air and water with such man-made values as the Internet and the electrical grid. This […]

The Theory and Danger of “the Commons”

Since Roman times, it has been held that certain resources, such as air and water, cannot and should not be privately owned, but instead held “in common.” While the idea of “the commons” is plausible—applying property rights to moving resources is complex—“the commons” is a package deal that attempts to unite disparate concretes. Today’s commons […]