The Real Tragedy of the Commons

From today’s New York Times: David Brooks on the emergence of moral individualism¬†

The odd thing here is that we tend to be surprised and think something has gone wrong.¬† If you start down the road of privatizing the good, as we did at the birth of Modernity, this is where you inevitably arrive. What’s taking place is perfectly natural, given our history.

And so will be the inevitable reactions.  This, too, shall pass.