29 pages 58 minutes read

Garrett James Hardin

The Tragedy of the Commons

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1968

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Essay Topics


Describe how a small annual increase in a human population can lead to exponential growth in that population.


What process limits the populations of plants and animals in the natural world? How do humans get around that limitation?


Explain how individuals using an unregulated common resource can gradually overuse that resource until it collapses.