Another Look at the Attack on the Commons

Eerik Wissenz, writing on Dmitry Orlov's valuable ClubOrlov, takes on the relentless push to privatize "The Commons". He points that while the privatizers are always claiming to be saving The Commons from unregulated over-use, privatization for profit motivates owners to over-use the property. Part one is linked above and part two can be read at this link. These are two of four parts, the remainder as yet to come on ClubOrlov.

While you are thinking about this, you might want to review the material in GEO's Issue 9 on the work of Elinor Ostrom with regard to the management of Common Pooled Resources (Commons).