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I believe there should be a discussion of the questions of individual rights to liberty, rather than merely assuming that quote-unquote "upper-level decision making" is preferable to an individuals freedom to fail... so long as they may chose their own path, using their own rights for such.--220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:28, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. The solution to the tragedy of the commons is for the commons to have an owner who will look out for its interests over the long term. Similarly any public property is doomed to the tragedy of the commons. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:11, 4 January 2013 (UTC)