Overfishing in the oceans is a classic example of the "tragedy of the commons"-- overexploitation of an unowned resource. Fishing in U.S. waters is no longer a commons free of fishing restrictions, yet many fisheries still suffer from the tragedy of the commons.
Richard Stroup, Jane Shaw
This essay is excerpted from Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, Jay H.
This newsletter for students is designed to help them think clearly as they form their opinions about environmental issues.
, Terry Anderson
Terry L. Anderson and Henry I. Miller, M.D. Editors
Roger Meiners, Andrew Morriss
Roger Meiners and Andrew Morriss Editors
"If we are to protect America’s most valued lands, federal land management policies must be reformed and private conservation efforts encouraged," says PERC researcher Holly Lippke Fretwell.