Commons Essays

  • The Tragedy Of The Commons

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    “The Tragedy of the Commons” is probably one of the most recognizable phrases in the environmental and political fields. First coined by the great professor, Garret Hardin, in one of the most prestigious scientific journals, Science, it states that any resource that is readily available for human use and consumption will eventually degrade to the point where it cannot be used anymore. The commons, not specifically defined by Hardin, are believed to be anything free and accessible to any and all humans

  • Silence and the Notion of the Commons

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    The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully

  • The Common Cold

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    The common cold has been plaguing humankind since the beginning of human existence. Even in these advanced times, there is no vaccine or cure. There are many symptoms that accompany the common cold. Some of these infamous symptoms are a runny nose, caused by inflammation of the nasal tissues, resulting in over production of mucus to trap the virus, and coughing. there are two different kinds or types of coughs that are common with colds. The first, is the less common dry hacking cough, these kinds

  • Tragedy of the Commons

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    Garrett Hardin’s article “The Tragedy of the Commons” illustrates the continuing problem of the commons. The article clearly illustrates the effects of the exponentially increasing population such as pollution and food. Possible solutions to the problems are stated in the article, but any and all solution will be difficult to accomplish and may not be effective because of man’s sense of freedom and selfishness. The commons is an area of land that belongs to the public as opposed to being owned by

  • Common Sense

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    In Common Sense, by Thomas Paine writes that America cannot recon ciliate with Great Britain. Paine gives many examples in this document of why America cannot reconsolidates with Great Britain. One of them is there is no advantages to being connected to Great Britain; only disadvantages can come out of the connection and the second idea is British government must sooner or later end. In the first point about the connection with the British, Paine states that America can benefit much more if it was

  • A Common Thread

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    A Common Thread We as a society are surrounded by life, as we know it each day. Never stopping to look around and absorb what is going on around us. Our surroundings pass us by and we never take a glimpse at what those surroundings may hold. Our society presses forward without looking over their shoulder to see where we have been. Without acknowledging our present culture and studying our culture in the past, where are we going? Studying Clifford Geertz, Patricia Limerick, John Wideman, and Ralph

  • Common Law, And The Characteristics Of A Common Law System

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    Question 1 a. What is the meaning of the term ‘common law’ and what are the characteristics of a ‘common law’ system? (Oxford Dictionaries, n.d. a) defines common law as, ‘the part of English Law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes’. This means that this particular type of law, has developed from traditions and perspectives of the law court, rather than from law passed by Parliament. The main feature of common law is that it is case law centred, and interpreted

  • On Common Ground

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    On Common Ground The beeping of the metal detector set his mind in motion. And when he carefully uncovered a small metal button, it whispered softly, speaking of a great general, “He possessed every virtue of the great commanders, without their vices.” April 12, 1861- “At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina; the Civil War begins” (historyplace). There are about twenty lots in our neighborhood;

  • Importance Of Common Law

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    The common law is usually called the law established on the basis of judges’ decisions, therefore, judgments and decisions made by judges play an important role in crystalizing the source of law in common law countries. This nature of the common law derived from a doctrine that has developed officially since the 19th century, namely ‘the doctrine of precedent’ or ‘stare decisis’. This doctrine has been seen as ‘the cornerstone of a common law judicial system’ in general since it was approved as

  • The Common Law of Employment

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    The Canadian employment law system consists of three regimes: common law, employment regulation, and collective bargaining agreement (CBA). From these regimes, the common law of employment is one that was created by Judges over centuries in order to regulate the employer-employee relationship. Judges, from lower level to upper level courts have used employment contracts and torts, two tools available to them under the common law system to aid in decision-making with respect to employment law cases

  • Rhinovirus - The Common Cold

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    Rhinovirus - The Common Cold Introduction: Rhinovirus, pictured above, is best known as the common cold. It is a member of the picornaviridae family along with more virulent viruses such as polio and hepatitis A. The viruses of this family are characterized as small (20-30nm genome) positive polarity RNA viruses consisting of one genome segment and a nonenveloped capsid. Unlike the its more lethal relatives, Rhinovirus is designed to attack a host numerous times during their lifetime. It is the

  • Common Sense and Conflict

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    Common Sense and Conflict Michael Eisner is an American entertainment executive, whose leadership in the 1980s and 1990s revitalized the Walt Disney Company. Born in New York City, Eisner was educated at Denison University, where he studied literature and theater. After graduating in 1964, he worked for six weeks as a clerk at NBC and then briefly in the programming department at CBS. His career crystallized at ABC, which he joined as a programming assistant in 1966 and where he spent the next

  • Characteristics Of Common Sense

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    Common sense, is it really all that common? Ever encountered a person who seems very intelligent, but handles a task differently than what is expected to be the common way of doing it? Did they seem to be acting a little dumb and confused, like they were never taught how to do the task at hand? This behavior represents someone who does not use common sense or that has never been exposed to thinking outside of the box. These types of people may have been taught one way of doing things and never

  • Be Careful With Common Cold

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    front of the class, but keep hearing someone coughing, sneezing. and getting tissue. The common symptoms of the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection that primarily targets your nose and throat. The common cold can be caused by over 100 things, and the fact that its contagious makes it even worse. With so many ways for it to be transmitted it’s no wonder that its called the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection that can be cause by numerous things such as droplets in the air

  • Common Law and Equity

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    Common Law and Equity Inconsistent to draw up the relationship between common law and equity, we firstly have to define what is common law? What are the defects of common law, and to what extend equity have been created. From the development of common law and equity, what has been the effects of the Judicature Acts 1873-1875? What are the equitable maxims that are needed to be satisfied? What are the various kind

  • common law and equity

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    Equity is frequently referred to as a supplement to the common law. Cruzon defines Equity as a system of law developed by the court of chancery in parallel with the common law. It was designed to complement it, providing remedies for situations that were unavailable at Law. Because of this, Equity provided a dimension of flexibility and justice that was often times lacking because of the common law’s rigidity. This rigidity stems from the fact that, while courts sometimes altered their jurisdictions

  • Common Law in Australia

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    Common law is the law made by judges when deciding a certain case before the court. The reasoning the judge applies becomes a precedent, to be followed by other lower courts in future matters of similarity. This is the basis for the doctrine of precedent. A precedent is either a binding precedent, the reason for a decision of a higher court that must be followed by a court of lower status in the same hierarchy; or a persuasive precedent, meaning a reason for a decision of another court that is not

  • Capitalism and the Common Man

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    Capitalism and the Common Man There are some arguments, having a faint measure of plausibility, that have served politicians, charlatans and assorted do-gooders for well for over a century in their quest for control. One of those arguments is: capitalism primarily benefits the rich and not the common man. That vision prompts declarations such as: Congressman Richard Gephart's assertion that high income earners are "winners" in "the lottery of life." Then there's, Robert Reich, former Secretary

  • Tragedy Of Commons Essay

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    ecologist, Garrett Hardin. Hardin came up with an economic theory called “The tragedy of Commons” .What is tragedy of commons? The tragedy of commons befalls when individuals act based on their personal interest ignoring the well-being of society. Due to his theory, natural resources are depleting drastically because they are being exploited with no limit. According to Hardin, freedom is the cause of tragedy of commons. There is no technical solution to solve it. The only solution is to alter human’s principles

  • Tragedy Of The Commons Analysis

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    박한나 B281084 2014-04-03 The Tragedy of the Commons by Garrett Hardin ‘The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality.’ ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ deals with the over growing population and suggests a solution in a unique prospect. Undeniably, science and technology is often suggested as a solution to the problem (by majority of the published journal). However, Hardin believes that there is no technical solution, and would only aggravate to the