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"There is also an increasing recognition amongcontemporary social scientists that there is a subset ofproblems, such as population, atomic war, environmentalcorruption, and the recovery of a livable urban environment, forwhich there are no current political solutions. The thesis ofthis article is that the common area shared by these two subsetscontains most of the critical problems that threaten the veryexistence of contemporary man." [p. 53]

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Science #13, December 1968: Vol. 162 no. 3859 pp. 1243-1248 DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3859.1243

Do you think people can be happy without much money?

Although the population of a country is an asset, it becomes a problem when the country cannot afford to provide its people with the basic necessaries of life.

What other factors contribute towards happiness?

Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as evidencethat a population is below its optimum. However, by anyreasonable standards, the most rapidly growing populations onearth today are (in general) the most miserable. This association(which need not be invariable) casts doubt on the optimisticassumption that the positive growth rate of a population isevidence that it has yet to reach its optimum.

"The Tragedy of the Commons," Garrett Hardin,Science, 162(1968):1243-1248.

January 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

2. The negative component is a function of the additionalovergrazing created by one more animal. Since, however, theeffects of overgrazing are shared by all the herdsmen, thenegative utility for any particular decision­making herdsman isonly a fraction of - 1.

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January 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Adding together the component partial utilities, the rationalherdsman concludes that the only sensible course for him topursue is to add another animal to his herd. And another.... Butthis is the conclusion reached by each and every rationalherdsman sharing a commons. Therein is the tragedy. Each man islocked into a system that compels him to increase his herdwithout limit -- in a world that is limited. Ruin is thedestination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own bestinterest in a society that believes in the freedom of thecommons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.

Some people think that money is one of the most essential factors in promoting happiness.

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"In the United States today, however, there is emerging anew set of behavior patterns which suggest that the myth iseither dead or dying. Instead of believing and behaving inaccordance with the myth, large sectors of the population aredeveloping life-styles and value hierarchies that givecontemporary Americans an appearance more closely analogous tothe particularistic, primitive forms of 'tribal' organizations ingeographic proximity than to that shining new alloy, the Americancivilization." [p. 56]

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September 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Liz I have a doubt about agree / disagree essay
* If the statement is to what extent do you agree or disagree…can we write a partial eassy or we have to be strictly on one side.