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Symbiotic Demand and the Tragedy of the Commons

on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 14:59

Since Hardin's essay in the late 1960's, many have resigned themselves to the notion that the commons, or more broadly speaking that environmental externalities of the economy either have to be accepted or addressed through macro-economic policy and regulations.  This notion has recently been challenged by "Symbiotic Demand", a concept that utilizes new capacities such as eco-geo-intelligence, shared governance, and strategic doing.  Symbiotic demand emerged from the application of a Minnesota, USA state-level project addressing water quality and agriculture production as illustrated: