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Collective Action Public goods : goods enjoyed simultaneously by a  group (as opposed to a private good that must be  divided up to be shared). Free-rider problem : problem that arises when people  can enjoy the benefits of group activity without  bearing any of the costs. Example: Interest Groups: free riders What interests are best able to solve their free rider problem?
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POLITICAL ENTREPRENEURS people willing to assume the costs of forming and  maintaining an organization even when others  may free-ride on them. Motivated by: Commitment Ambition Challenge: how to get others interested?
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SELECTIVE BENEFITS specific private goods that an organization only  provides to its contributing members. Material benefits such as financial or career benefits Journals Discounts Jumpstarts Social benefits Friendship Expressive benefits Consistent with one’s ideals
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AARP’S MEMBER BENEFITS Airlines > AARP Passport : Search flights, find deals, make reservations and  more!    
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