USF Garrett Hardin’s Tragedy of Commons Question Responses

Question Description

please avoid plagiarism.

use simple words.

answer all the questions.

There are two multipart questions for this assignment. Diagram and answer the questions as instructed in the “Diagraming and Answering Multi-Part Questions” worksheet instructions. (41 points total)

I) Read the article “Tragedy of the Commons” provided and answer the multi-part question below:

It was predicted by the author of this article Garret Hardin that there would be mass starvation due to a population boom and food shortages. These predictions did not come true; interpret two reasons this did not come true. Hint: Think of a reason population stopped increasing so quickly and why food production increased. Summarize the idea of the “Tragedy of the Commons”. Contrast the idea of “Tragedy of the Commons” to Descartes’ view. Compare the “Tragedy of the Commons” to Descartes’ view. State the how Hardin proposes we limit pollution of the commons (2 methods). Explain how this is related to the Fishing Activity.

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1) It was predicted by the author of this article Garret Hardin that there would be mass starvation due to a population boom and food shortages. These predictions did not come true; interpret two reasons this did not come true.

2) Summarize the idea of the “Tragedy of the Commons”.

3) Contrast the idea of “Tragedy of the Commons” to Descartes’ view.

4) Compare the “Tragedy of the Commons” to Descartes’ view.

5) State the how Hardin proposes we limit pollution of the commons (2 methods).

6) Explain how this is related to the Fishing Activity.

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Here provide the answers to the questions/prompts above. Be sure you are answering in complete sentences, in your own words, your answers make sense, and that they actually answer the question/prompt (24 points).

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Here combine your individual answers above into one cohesive essay answer (5 points).

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Scanned with CamScanner The Tragedy of the Commons Author(s): Garrett Hardin Source: Science, New Series, Vol. 162, No. 3859 (Dec. 13, 1968), pp. 1243-1248 Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1724745 Accessed: 12/09/2010 14:53 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR’s Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp. JSTOR’s Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non-commercial use. Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work. Publisher contact information may be obtained at http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=aaas. Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. American Association for the Advancement of Science is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Science. http://www.jstor.org …
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