Learnings Mental Models

The Tragedy of the Commons: Unveiling the Mental Trap That Influences Our Decision-Making

Introduction In the realm of decision-making, there exists a mental model known as the Tragedy of the Commons. Coined by ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1968, this concept refers to a situation where individuals, driven by self-interest, deplete or exploit a shared resource to the detriment of the collective. It highlights how rational individuals, when acting […]