Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Tragedy of the Commons

The monarch butterfly may go the way of the tiger. Of course, butterflies breed more prolifically than tigers, but where will they go for the winter? What will be their epitaph? Here lie the butterfly and tiger, both killed by illegal loggers. We will be poorer when they are gone. It takes billions of years to make a tiger and a butterfly and a few human lifetimes to kill them all.

The Tragedy of the Commons


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