Tragic events or situations result in great loss and misfortune. The Tragedy of the Commons - by British writer, William Forster Lloyd, 1832, and cited later by Garrett Hardin, Science 1968 – illustrates this well. Lloyd asked, “Why are cattle on a common (publically-owned pasture) so puny and stunted? Why is the common so bare-worn, and cropped so differently from the adjoining (privately-owned) enclosures?”
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Elmore, Roger; Gassmann, Aaron J.; and Hodgson, Erin W., "Compliance or Complacency: Corn Producers and Bt Refuge" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 482.
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