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Each Spring the facilities crew at the U of R tirelessly reseeds all of the sides of sidewalks that have been destroyed by the winter plowing. And our enlightened students and staff totally respect that work. Here is the sidewalk along intercampus parking lot, just across from the library, looking North. You can see the Xerox tower in downtown Rochester about a mile off into the distance.





We’ll not ask why we continue to reseed each year. And better yet, we’ll not ask who enters this sort of commons. In any case it must be capitalism’s fault. Or George Bush’s fault.

5 Responses to “The Commons Chronicles, A New Series”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    My example of the tragedy of the commons is thew coffee pots in the office break-room. There are three in our office, and three burners. And almost every time you go in there all three have about 1/8″ of an inch of burned coffee in them.

  2. Greg W says:

    Somewhere, Ronald Coase is shaking his head.

  3. jb says:

    Hey don’t you realize that reseeding every year creates a job for someone? We can do even better if we issue one seed per planter.

  4. RIT_Rich says:

    Isn’t this property owned by U of R? Is it really “the commons” then?

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