Originally Posted By: Greger
Expecting everyone to suddenly begin voluntarily giving up funds is where things must be changed gradually.


IMO this raises the fundamental problem of the "Commons"

The illustration is usually proposed that there is a village where all residents can graze their sheep on a common pasture . The situation tends mostly towards over use and destruction of the common resource as every villager will feel entitled to added sheep

The reverse of the situation would apply to needs for shared sacrifice. Generally, sacrifice which depends upon voluntarism will often come up short of the need for the inverse reason that the shared commons tends toward over use.



Edited by Ardy (05/18/09 04:45 AM)
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