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Social Contract, Free Ride: A Study of the Public Goods Problem Anthony De Jasay

Social Contract, Free Ride: A Study of the Public Goods Problem

Anthony De Jasay

Published February 28th 1991
ISBN : 9780198239123
Hardcover
264 pages
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This book offers a compelling new account of the public goods dilemma. Showing how the social contract, in its quest for fairness, actually helps to breed the parasitic free riding it is meant to suppress, De Jasay argues that the incentivesMoreThis book offers a compelling new account of the public goods dilemma. Showing how the social contract, in its quest for fairness, actually helps to breed the parasitic free riding it is meant to suppress, De Jasay argues that the incentives created by the attempt to render public provisions assured and fair are a principal cause of the poor functioning of organized society. This study will be of great value to political and moral philosophers, political theorists, and economists.