The year 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the late Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Economics award for her work on management of the commons, and principles of institutions. The year 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s essay ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’, which Ostrom questioned and spent her academic life at Indiana University analysing and correcting. Hardin acknowledged her findings.

Today, from the biggest, most topical ecosystem disruptions of atmospheric and ocean warming, plastic pollution and species extinctions to the bonus culture, dominance of rentier systems and ...


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