The Commons Stack

A commons is any shared resource which cannot be easily regulated or denied to anybody, and thus falls prey to the free rider problem. Our planet’s atmosphere is a good example of such a shared resource: it is in ubiquitous supply and difficult to penalize harmful behaviors like polluting. Thus we end up with a lot of ‘free riding’ corporations extracting additional profits through unsustainable business practices, which negatively affect the quality of the air we all breathe.
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