Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications

Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common. Examples discussed include fisheries, roads, rivers and the air. Yandle talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical use of norms, cooperative ventures such as EconTalk: Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons. Huffduffed by michele on March 29th, 2009. Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common. Examples discussed include fisheries, roads, rivers and the air. Yandle talks with Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have... Bruce Yandle of Clemson University explains why politics makes such strange bedfellows and the often peculiar alliance of self-interested special interests... An EconTalk Podcast Listening Guide Bruce Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation Listen to the EconTalk podcast Bruce Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation and consider these questions. 1. What does Yandle mean by his analogy of a “hummingbird economy”? Bruce Yandle of Clemson University explains why politics makes such strange bedfellows and the often peculiar alliance of self-interested special interests with more altruistic motives. He uses his insights to explain some of the seemingly perverse but politically understandable effects of the Clean Air Act, the tobacco settlement and other regulation. Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation from EconTalk on Podchaser, aired Monday, 29th October 2007. Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people h…

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