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Please help me with this passage [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2018, 02:43
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The term “free rider” originates from the idea of someone who rides public transportation
without paying the fare. The “free rider problem” is what results when too many people do
this: the transit system will go bankrupt. More broadly, the free rider is someone who uses
or enjoys the benefits of something without paying, or takes more than his or her share of a
5 public good. Free riders can cause others to curtail their own contributions, not wanting to be
taken advantage of.
In some cases, the free rider problem is viewed as a necessary cost of government. When
citizens pay for national defense or environmental protection, everyone benefits, even those
who evade paying taxes.

71. Which of the following examples match the definition of a free rider problem as described in the
passage?


A. A skateboarder grabs onto the back of a car and is able to travel effortlessly for over a mile
before letting go.

B. A senior citizen pays less for a movie ticket than do the other people in the theater.

c. A yearly school bake sale based on the honor system is suspended when too many people
take food without paying.




Explain why A is also an answer to this question, i correctly chose C but i think Option A does not suite the definition of the "Free rider problem" since only one skateboarder is doing that . IF many had done it then it would have been an option .
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Re: Please help me with this passage [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2018, 11:41
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The term “free rider” originates from the idea of someone who rides public transportation
without paying the fare. The “free rider problem” is what results when too many people do
this: the transit system will go bankrupt. More broadly, the free rider is someone who uses
or enjoys the benefits of something without paying, or takes more than his or her share of a
5 public good. Free riders can cause others to curtail their own contributions, not wanting to be
taken advantage of.
In some cases, the free rider problem is viewed as a necessary cost of government. When
citizens pay for national defense or environmental protection, everyone benefits, even those
who evade paying taxes.

71. Which of the following examples match the definition of a free rider problem as described in the
passage?


A. A skateboarder grabs onto the back of a car and is able to travel effortlessly for over a mile
before letting go.

B. A senior citizen pays less for a movie ticket than do the other people in the theater.

c. A yearly school bake sale based on the honor system is suspended when too many people
take food without paying.




Explain why A is also an answer to this question, i correctly chose C but i think Option A does not suite the definition of the "Free rider problem" since only one skateboarder is doing that . IF many had done it then it would have been an option .


I was also thinking the answer is C because of :
The “free rider problem” is what results when too many people do
this: the transit system will go bankrupt.
How will the owner of the car go bankrupt? Also only a single skateboarder is grabbing the car.
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Re: Please help me with this passage [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2018, 02:47
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