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Why capitalism makes for better bathrooms!

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm   /   by

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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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Why capitalism makes for better bathrooms!