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Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed. Garrett Hardin#Education 72
Garrett Hardin#Education 72
In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease. Garrett Hardin#Environmental 66
Garrett Hardin#Environmental 66
Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. Garrett Hardin#Environmental 62
Garrett Hardin#Environmental 62
The rational man finds that his share of the cost of the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them. Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 59
Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 59
Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all. Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 58
Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 58
Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general public under frontier conditions, because there is no public, the same behavior in a metropolis is unbearable. Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 55
Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 55
Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Garrett Hardin#Society 54
Garrett Hardin#Society 54
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. Garrett Hardin#Environmental 52
Garrett Hardin#Environmental 52
An attack on values is inevitably seen as an act of subversion. Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 52
Garrett Hardin#Uncategorized 52
Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as evidence that a population is below its optimum. Garrett Hardin#Positive 43
Garrett Hardin#Positive 43
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