TO SAY ABOUT the so-called Tragedy of the — scorn quotes — “Commons.” Well, OK, since that was one, let’s make it three. Our Curmudgeon’s alter ego, that guy Fran, has two more which we’ll count as one.
What no one can privatize, no one has a reason to conserve.
What no one can privatize, no one has a reason to protect.
Which I sum up as: What everyone owns, no one owns. (True for all values of own.)
Which leads me to conclude that the Federal Government (at least) should be enjoined from owning real property outside of the District of Columbia, that all needs for land be met with leases, with the owners to be made whole from pollution issues.
Can you tell I have problems with the doctrine of sovereign immunity?