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Public goods and the problems of free-riders and forced-riders

Note: This is post #61 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics.

Public goods provide an argument for taxation and government provision. But how do we know which public goods should be provided? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok discusses the free-rider problem and the forced-rider problem in regards to public goods.

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