Wikipedia describes the “free rider problem” as: In economics, collective bargaining, psychology, and political science, a free rider (or freeloader) is someone who enjoys the benefits of an activity without paying for it.
Likewise, people ask, what is a free rider?
It is a market failure that occurs when people take advantage of being able to use a common resource, or collective good, without paying for it, as is the case when citizens of a country utilize public goods without paying their fair share in taxes.
What is a free rider good?
Free-rider problem. In economics, the free-rider problem occurs when those who benefit from resources, public goods, or services do not pay for them, which results in an underprovision of those goods or services.
What is a free rider in ethics?
In economics a free rider refers to someone who benefits from resources, goods, or services without paying for the cost of the benefit (e.g. a user of public transportation services who does not pay his or her taxes). Ethical free riders are masters on simulating.