Property Rights and the Tragedy of the Commons in the National Park System

  • December 24, 1989
  • • Written by: Austin Jaffe Michael Janov

Fall/Winter 1989, Vol 14, No 2

Abstract: The authors recognize that tragic results await future generations as common resources become scarce. They argue for the establishment of stronger and better defined property rights to alleviate many of the problems which have been developing since the founding of the national park system at the beginning of this century.