On 18 November 2013 22:41, Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:02 AM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > > This is quite simple. Markets ignore the commons, hence a free market > > solution can't - or is highly unlikely - to work. > > Yes, but this is circular. You're saying that the market cannot work > for things that you do not allow to be part of the market. The > government has to exist, otherwise how is the government to exist? > It isn't a question of not allowing the commons to be part of the market. YOU try convincing a private organisation to put lots of resources into fixing the commons. Try and persuade, say, Dell or Oracle or McDonalds that they should spend a substantial part of their revenue building motorways or fixing the climate, and see how far you get. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.