From ABBA to Led Zeppelin: using music to teach economics
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Share The Land - The Guess Who

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Shake your hand, share the land
You know I'll be standing by
To help you if you worry....
[trailing off]
No more sadness, no more sorrow, no more bad times
every day coming sunshine, everyday everybody laughing
walking together by the river, walking together and
laughing, everybody singing together, everybody singing and
laughing, good times good times, everybody walking by the
river now, walking singing talking smiling laughing loving
each other.

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Assignment:

This classic 1969/1970 song advocates that we "share the land." Do you think simply sharing the land is likely to lead to the good results suggested in the song ("no more sadness, no more sorrow...")? In writing your answer you might want to consider the idea of the "tragedy of the commons".

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