Rethinking the Tragedy Of The Commons

Owning the fish might save them. Conventional wisdom has maintained that overfishing can only be solved by public intervention. Ecologist Garrett Hardin’s “tragedy of the commons” has been read as

No Winning In Syria

The U.S. and the U.K. have now said explicitly that they are prepared to take military action against Syria without authorization from the United Nations Security Council. Congress is currently

Google Says What The Government Thinks

In the course of a class-action lawsuit filed against Google in California, the company claimed its Gmail users have “no legitimate expectation of privacy.” Now the internet is in an

Obamacare Faces Another Legal Hurdle

President Obama’s health care overhaul survived one trip to the Supreme Court, but another lawsuit threatens to make the exchanges (statewide health insurance markets) all but inoperable. The problem for

More Torture At Guantanamo Bay?

Rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, agreed to be force fed on camera using the same standard operating procedure used on hunger striking prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Even

Google Books Lives

PC World is reporting that Google Books has been allowed to live, for now. The win is huge for Google, which faced fines of up to $750 per copyrighted work,

A Guide To The Marriage Debate

Gay marriage is one of several current political topics (the others being marijuana decriminalization and surveillance of American citizens) that fracture the simple left-right political spectrum, with conservatives, progressives, moderates,