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The Free Rider as a Basis for Government Intervention

  title={The Free Rider as a Basis for Government Intervention},
  author={Ernest C. Pasour},
The "free rider problem," arising from the fact that an individual may be able to obtain the benefits of a good without contributing to the cost, is discussed in a number of different contexts. In the case of a "public good" where the provider cannot exclude, a good which others provide for themselves will also be provided to the free rider. In the public good view of charity, for example, each donor is said to have an incentive to hold down his own contribution and free ride on the… 

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