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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-04 11:22 AM
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Help needed: A tight, 2-3 paragraph reading on "The Commons"
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I'm involved in a scholarship competition and we are developing a topic for a debate/seminar. I would like it to be about the idea of "the commons", and how we are moving in a trend where all costs in our society are socialized, but all profits are privatized - where some individuals and companies grow rich, but all the costs are borne by all taxpayers.

For kids of this age (~18), even the idea of the "commons" and commonly held resources may be a bit foreign, so I need something that is very concise in laying it out.

I know I've read good essays on this subject, but after googling around a bit I can't find any of them.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help.
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  -Help needed: A tight, 2-3 paragraph reading on "The Commons" ProfessorPlum  Feb-18-04 11:22 AM   #0 
  - Can you be more specific?  nm3damselfly   Feb-18-04 11:53 AM   #1 
  - Thanks  ProfessorPlum   Feb-18-04 11:57 AM   #2 
  - Commons  gadfly   Feb-18-04 12:00 PM   #3 
  - That is really fantastic writing  ProfessorPlum   Feb-18-04 02:28 PM   #10 
  - Hi gadfly!!  newyawker99   Feb-18-04 06:02 PM   #11 
  - Good stuff...  yowzayowzayowza   Feb-18-04 12:15 PM   #4 
  - i just posted this elsewhere on du, use it or not  kodi   Feb-18-04 12:19 PM   #5 
  - This may not be exactly on-target,  Jackpine Radical   Feb-18-04 12:20 PM   #6 
  - Thank you all  ProfessorPlum   Feb-18-04 02:04 PM   #7 
     - Tragedy of the Anti-Commons  cschultz671   Feb-18-04 02:15 PM   #8 
        - Thanks  ProfessorPlum   Feb-18-04 02:22 PM   #9 
        - Hi cschultz671!!  newyawker99   Feb-18-04 06:03 PM   #12 

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