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Common Tragedy

Episode 4 of 4

Tim Harford explores the concept of 'the tragedy of the commons', a term coined by American ecologist Garrett Hardin, to reflect on the impact of mankind on the world around us.

Tim Harford presents the last in the series, 'Pop-up Ideas'.

Tim explores the concept of 'The Tragedy of the Commons' - a term coined by the American ecologist Garrett Hardin in a hugely influential 1968 essay.

He compares Hardin's work to that of the American political economist Elinor Ostrom, to reflect on the impact of mankind on the world around us.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Wed 31 Jul 2013 20:45

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