Choose one from the three topics: 1.Tragedy of the commons and Prisoner Dilemma 2. America Revolution and social impact of it 3. The Republican institution -Analytical response that connects a theme from Tragedy of the Common to a contemporary event in American Politics -Accurately cite the media source and reference to the reading in the body of the response ( Chicago style citation are required) -Reflect on the accuracy or bias of the media source you have selected.
The tragedy of the commons is a situation in a shared-resource system where individual users, acting independently according to their own self-interest, behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting or spoiling the shared resource through their collective action. The prisoner's dilemma is a standard example of a game analyzed in game theory that shows why two completely rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so. It was originally framed by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher while working at RAND in 1950.