‘Tis the season for bustling capitalism to provide that which one hopes to give on Christmas,

when I ask myself, “how can I fix some tragedy found in the commons around the holidays?”


Here’s an idea! Don’t remove the cardboard divider from the communal popcorn tin that gets shared around the tree.

Not everyone likes butter, not everyone likes cheese, not everyone likes caramel; but I say give them the freedom to choose between the three.


So remember, if the Popcorn Tin is getting handed around your family this year please be courteous of another’s choice in preferences; instead of blending it all up. Yet, to each property owner his own. Happy Holidays!