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In what way are commons involved?
by Katrin on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 09:17:02 AM EST
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There is one grid. You cannot pay extra to get your power with extra reliability. The stability and reliability of the grid is a common good.

For power that is sold on a spot market there is also no incentive to provide reliability.

by oliver on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:08:14 PM EST
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The real analysis of "the commons" shows that electricity is no longer a luxury, but a necessity second in importance to food and water. Somepeople keep medicines refrigerated, as one example.

Also in "the commons," even with very expensive scrubbers, which often are grandfathered away, are stack effluents which kill people, lakes, and forests.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:26:32 PM EST
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Commons is not the same as common good, and "the tragedy of the commons" (a disputed concept anyway) refers to the commons, not the common good. Do you perhaps mix the two up, or am I just not getting something?
by Katrin on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:32:39 PM EST
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