free rider
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A “free rider” is an individual who reaps the benefits of a system without paying for it. The term was coined by economist and author, Robert Putnam, in his book “Bowling Alone.” In this blog post, you will learn about how free riders affect society as a whole. – The term “free rider” was coined by economist and author, Robert Putnam. In his book Bowling Alone, he defines a free rider as an individual who reaps the benefits of a system without paying for it. For example: if one person in a group pays their share of dinner while everyone else eats for free, that person is considered to be riding “free”. *A more common name for this phenomenon is called “the freeloader problem” or simply “using others goods (services) for which they do not reciprocate with payment.” * People act like freeriders because there are many advantages obtained from doing so—such as getting something at no cost–and few disadvantages associated with

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