Daily Archives: February 27, 2017

Elinor Ostrom on the Myth of Tragedy of the Commons


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Published on Aug 8, 2014

Elinor Ostrom debunks the “tragedy of the commons.” Full video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQlXw…

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Living on Earth: Standing Up for Science

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A group of scientists wearing lab coats lined the rally stage. (Photo: Jenni Doering)

Hundreds of scientists and supporters rallied in Boston’s Copley Square on February 19th, 2017, to affirm the importance of science, research, and factual reporting of results. Early moves by the Trump administration, including gag orders and travel restrictions from some countries, raise fears of political interference, data loss and censorship. Living on Earth’s Jenni Doering and Jaime Kaiser report to host Steve Curwood on the mood at the rally, and the message from the square.

Noam Chomsky (2014) “How to Ruin an Economy; Some Simple Ways”


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Published on Feb 12, 2014

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Noam Chomsky spoke at Third Boston Symposium on Economics on February 10th 2014, sponsored by the Northeastern University Economics Society http://www.northeastern.edu/econsocie… in Boston, MA.

Chomsky argued that certain factors, among them cutting federal funding for research and development and the growing gap between the richest 1 percent and everybody else, have led to the country’s current economic climate.

“The system is so dysfunctional that it cannot put eager hands to needed work using the resources that would be available if the economy were designed for human needs,” Chomsky said. “These things didn’t just happen like a tornado, they are the results of deliberate policies over roughly the past generation.”

Chomsky focuses on what economic actions that government, the super rich and corporations are doing that insures the US and other economies fail for the overwhelming majority of people. We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic suicide.

The Tragedy of Private Property


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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2008

A closer look at Garrett Hardin’s “The Tragedy of the Commons.”

Climate Change Capitalism and Corporations


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Published on Oct 21, 2015

Climate change is the greatest challenge we will face this century. Indeed, the worst-case scenarios paint an unimaginable vision of large tracts of the Earth rendered uninhabitable, the collapse of global food production, mass species extinction, the acidification of the oceans, substantial sea-level rises and storms and droughts of growing intensity. Yet, despite the need for dramatic economic and political change, corporate capitalism continues to rely on the maintenance of ‘business as usual’.

In this special event a panel of leading thinkers explore how business has responded to the climate crisis and what a more constructive role might involve? Based on the new book Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction by Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg, discussion will explore the links between corporate capitalism and human-induced climate disruption, the dominance of a ‘fossil fuels forever’ imaginary, and the possibility of alternatives to ‘business as usual’.

About the Speakers
– Clive Hamilton is Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University
– Christopher Wright is Professor of Organisational Studies and leader of the Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) at the University of Sydney Business School
– Daniel Nyberg is Professor of Management at Newcastle Business School and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney
– David Ritter is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific

– Amanda McKenzie (chair) is an environmental leader and CEO of the Climate Council

Video courtesy of Marcel Zammit, Bombora Audio Visual

Tragedy of the Commons 1: What the Tragedy Is


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Published on Apr 3, 2013

Tragedy of the Commons 2: The Free-Market Solution

 

Dr. Stephen Hicks gives an overview of the tragedy of the commons and explains the opposing views on its cause and solution.

More at the Case Study Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CEECaseSt…

The Case Study page at Dr. Hicks’s website: http://www.stephenhicks.org/publicati…

Garrett Hardin on the Tragedy of the Commons


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Uploaded on Feb 18, 2008

Garrett Hardin on human nature and the Tragedy of the Commons.

We can’t bring all other nations up to the US standard of living. “What I meant by writing The Tragedy of the Commons is to call people’s attention to the fact that the problem of dividing the resources has to be done in a way that fits in with human nature. We shouldn’t expect too much of it.”

We evolved to handle immediate dangers, not long-term crises. Discussion of Marxism, religion, and sustainability. Marketing versus indifference to the future. What can we do? Reward for correct behavior on terms of tax incentives and family planning.

Read more about Garrett Hardin at http://www.garretthardinsociety.org

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