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The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons

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Will shared resources always be misused and overused? Is community ownership of land, forests and fisheries a guaranteed road to ecological disaster? By Ian Angus Update: See also A reply to criticisms and questions about this article Will shared resources always be misused and overused? Is community ownership of land, forests and fisheries a guaranteed road to […]

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Cuba Offers Unused Land to Small Farmers

As part of a drive to increase food production and reduce imports, the Cuban government announced a new plan for distribution of idle land to small farmers and cooperatives throughout the island. The focus will be on land near urban areas, so that city-dwellers will not have to travel long distances to reach their farms, […]

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