This article dissects the 1968 essay on the “Tragedy of the Commons” by human ecologist Garrett Hardin. His recommendation to either close off one commons after another or reduce the human population by coercive birth control in order to prevent the collapse of the planetary ecosystem is subject of calculated logical error. The tragedy of commons is a tragedy of community. The author proposes distributed value accounting supported by a decentralized autonomous organization as a technological solution to the moral problem of how to allocate limited resources.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
How can we distribute wealth fairly and sustainably across the world? A basic universal income is only one part of the answer.
Gas hit for the first time a price of EUR 2/liter. This threshold threatens the food production system: it is a red flag suggesting us to move away from industrial agriculture.
In the earliest age of humanity, hunter-gatherers followed natural rhythms, and each subsequent stage of evolution was based on mutual exploitation. With the world’s population growing by a billion people every decade, the return to nature cannot be a bucolic return to the land: jobs must be based on impact.
“If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, Then both have freedom of the bathroom. You can go to the bathroom anytime you want, stay as long as you want, for whatever you need”
Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference has disappointed again and we need to conclude that nothing can be expected from diplomatic conferences. Read in this essay about 1. futile and expensive UN conferences; 2. US leadership in climate change; 3. the responsibility of consumers; 4. the silver bullet carbon tax and how it connects to the universal basic income; and 5. technology as panacea.
We met with the head of Austrian Nature Protection Youth into the ONJ headquarter in Graz. The first step to a lasting parnership.