Unformatted text preview: provided for everyone without paying for them. National Defense also benefits the millions of illegal immigrants who do not pay taxes; measures that help save the environment will not be seen by this generation but generations farther down the line. Some questions to ponder: Would holding the population accountable for public goods eliminate the free rider problem? (For example requiring military service by everyone for a selected term) Does government intervention always resolve most of the issues when dealing with who’s responsible for paying for a public good? (For example government regulates tax brackets and taxes in effect pay for every public good)...
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- Spring '10
- Public Good, Market failure, collective action, law enforcement agencies, Free rider problem, National defense