The danger of using models as metaphors

21 March, 2024

A tangram that's not quite put together righ

Of the many fascinating insights to be found in Elinor Ostrom's book Governing the commons there are a few that have really stuck with me. My personally sticky insights aren't really related to the core argument, it's all well out of my wheel house after all. My ears most pricked up when Ostrom wrote about the social responsibilities of scientists and the social impact of social research.