I just read this article in the ny times. I highly recommend it. It explains how the world can move toward a more substanible ocean catch and shows how the tragedy of commons has destroyed our ocean catch reserves.
This got me thinking about how the Tragedy of Commons is affecting the life sciences. All I hear about these days is how hard it is to publish and get funding for research. This seems to be function of the "I gotta get mine" mentality that defines the Tragedy of Commons.
That life scientists would deliberately sabotage or slow publication someone else's research in order to get more funding and publications for themselves is embarassing to all of us. The question is what are we going to do about it?