Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Philosophy Bites: Richard Tuck on Free Riding

Richard Tuck on Free Riding
Philosophy Bites

Why should anyone contribute to a joint enterprise if their contribution is tiny and they can just as easily 'free ride' (i.e. get the benefit without making the sacrifice)? This is known as the 'Free Rider Problem'. Richard Tuck, Professor of Government at Harvard, has a distinctive take on this problem.

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