Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:14 AM
To: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Dr. Block,
I found this point in the book summary interesting: “…This gives rise to the tragedy of the commons: when something is unowned, people have less of an incentive to care for it, preserve it, and protect it…
Would this mean that if a good is noneconomic, it isn’t possible for there to be incentive to take care of it? If this is the rule, are there any exceptions?
If something is non-economic, non-scarce, it isn’t a good.
Butterflies, dirt, air, are not economic goods. And, yet, nothing precludes someone from taking care of these items2:28 am on March 19, 2019 Email Walter E. Block