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February 10, 2008



I wrote this small sniplet a while back, not knowing this is called the "free riding" problem. I actually I have a good answer for the paradox, but aren't all amature philosophers ....


Sorry, but this was a poorly argued event - which is rare for the guests of Philosophy bites. By moving to the issue of vagueness, your guest completely sidestepped the key benefit of free riding - that of allowing others to make progress in a most areas while an individual makes progress in a singular area ... Free riding is an underlying principal behind the efficient market theory of stock markets, as well the concept mentioned earlier of a just society being one in which an individual is able to express their talents and benefit from the expression of other's talents.

Very Nice.

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