Friday, October 10, 2008



More definitive evidence that property rights improve fishing yields and sustainability I've been enjoying this new research from environmental economist Chris Costello and his two co-authors, Steven Gaines and John Lynham: "Can Catch Shares Prevent Fisheries Collapse?" [...] read the full post at the Knowledge Problem.

Farmers Win Land Back From Tata Nano Factory Site You may have read how the future of construction on Indian car-maker Tata’s factory which would manufacture the Rs100,000 ($2,243) Nano had been suspended due to ongoing protests that land for the factory had been taken from local residents by the government of West Bengal without adequate compensation. [...] read the full post at treehugger.

Video Game Pits Commoners vs. Enclosure The commons has surely come of age now that there is a video game to illustrate the political dynamics of enclosure! A hearty commoners’ salute to Molleindustria, an Italian team of artists, designers and programmers who create “radical games against the dictatorship of entertainment.” Their latest creation is the flash-animation Free Culture Game: A Playable Theory. [...] read the full post at On The Commons.

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