Why capitalism makes for better bathrooms!

| February 10 2013
Christopher Cook

We are posting this in our entertainment section, but it raises a serious subject: the tragedy of the commons.

First, the fun:


Now, the facts:

There is a reason why public toilets are often so nasty: No one owns them. No one has an incentive to treat them well. It’s the same reason why no one has an incentive to graze their cattle carefully on common land.

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