Hardin’s oversimplification of population growth

Lori M. Hunter & Aseem Prakash, Nature Sustainability, 2019, 2: 78-79. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0230-5, Published 11 February 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0230-5

Garrett Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons put forward underdeveloped arguments that continue to be reflected in simplistic debates about the drivers and implications of demographic dynamics. It’s time to embrace the complexity that Hardin lacked in order to develop better-informed policy. 


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