Property Rights on an Drifting Cruise Ship

February 15th, 2013

I would be fascinated to find out how the people on the Carnival cruise ship, in conjunction with the staff, allocated and enforced property rights on the deck. The Times has this great picture, with a caption, but no further explanation:

Passengers with makeshift tents on the deck of the Carnival cruise ship Triumph in the Gulf on Mexico on Sunday, a vacation nightmare at sea.