Garrett Hardin

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Garrett Hardin (1915 - 2003)

Trained as an ecologist and microbiologist he is best known for his 1968 essay, The Tragedy of the Commons, Science, 162, now reprinted in over 100 anthologies and widely accepted as a fundamental contribution to ecology, population theory, economics and political science. The application of this essay to the problems of foreign aid and immigration was captured in his 1974 essay Living on a Lifeboat, BioScience, 24(10), and more recently elucidated in The Tragedy of the Unmanaged Commons, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 9(5), 1994." [1]

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  1. CV, Garrett Hardin Society, accessed September 14, 2008.
  2. National Abortion Rights Action League. Records, 1968-1976: A Finding Aid,, accessed November 21, 2011.
  3. Directors, Californians for Population Stabilization, accessed September 14, 2008.