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Government as the Ultimate Cause of the Tragedy of the Commons

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06/09/2021Patrick Barron

A good definition of the tragedy of the commons is that "resources that are unowned and/or unownable will be plundered to extinction."

Original Article: "Government as the Ultimate Cause of the Tragedy of the Commons"

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Patrick Barron is a private consultant to the banking industry. He has taught an introductory course in Austrian economics for several years at the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin for over twenty-five years, and has delivered many presentations at the European Parliament.

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