It’s my spot and I’ll park what I want to!

10 Aug

I friend just sent me this great link from Melbourne, Australia. The notice on the toy car reads “DO NOT REMOVE – This is the property of unit 1. We pay are rent for this parking place and shall therefore use it for whatever vehicle we want to“.

It’s my spot, and I’ll park what I want to!

5 Responses to “It’s my spot and I’ll park what I want to!”

  1. livinginabox August 10, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    I realise that in the case highlighted by this post, the space is Private, but as the link below shows, cars on Public land or on Public roads enclose Public Space making it ‘private’. It’s the ‘tragedy of the commons’ all over again.

    Just imagine the outrage of drivers if cyclists and pedestrians were to go around with a typical car-sized framework with signs saying ‘Private Keep Out’ on them. Well cars do essentially that. Just try and get into a car at a stop sign, in-order to use the Public Space that it encloses and tell us the response you got, if you live.

    http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/tragedy-of-the-commons-the-car-as-enclosure/

    • livinginabox August 10, 2011 at 11:02 am #

      Oops!
      In the above comment, the first sentence “I realise that in the case highlighted by this post, the space is Public,” should have read: “I realise that in the case highlighted by this post, the space is Private,”

      Apologies for any confusion caused.

      • Peter Miller August 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

        I have corrected you comment, and thanks for participating in the debate.

    • Peter Miller August 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

      People might also like to read my post on on the subject of the highway as common land and of regulatory capture.
      https://pedestrianliberation.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/the-tragedy-of-the-commons-regulatory-capture-and-negative-externalities/

      • livinginabox August 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

        Peter,
        I did wonder whether you had written thoughtfully concerning the tragedy of the commons, but for some reason, when I looked, I failed to find it.
        My apologies, but thanks.

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