The law locks up the man and woman
who steals the goose from off the common.
But lets the greater villain loose
who steals the common from the goose.
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.
In 2009, Ostrom received the
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
for her groundbreaking research
demonstrating that ordinary
people are capable of creating
rules and institutions that allow
for the sustainable and equitable
management of shared resources.