Talk:Free-rider problem

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{{Archive box|auto=yes} I am unsure where to write this so sorry if it ends up wrong.Regarding drug patents there's no doubt about the validity of the statements in the article. Money and pleasing the shareholders being a strong driving force for development. Side note is evergreening to basically extending patents like been done with Escitalopram and modafinil. Venlafaxine to desvenlafaxine at least ending up in latter having a stronger NRI. Drug companies likes to grease doctors with smaller gifts. To be cynical they wouldn't have done if it had no effect. But still maybe none of this really should be in the section for "free riding". The concept is important though and because of exactly just that necessitating a very accurate description rather than pointing out companies just being companies.

Free Rider Problem in Culture and Societal ApplicationEdit

Suggestion: This article can become a discrete topic under social loafing if a section devoted to how the free rider problem applies in a societal context.

I think that if we analyze how different economic structures support/discourage free riders, the article would become stronger. Readers are looking for real world evidence in current events and history which point to the free rider problem. By going into established theories on how communism vs. capitalism affects free riders, and how certain cultures around the world have different effects on free riders at an individual level, (such as collectivist cultures in the East having documented lower problems with social loafing), we can create an informative article on this issue. I welcome suggestions as to how to best approach this as I plan on contributing personally to such a section in the article.

Akaychestnut 15:55 Sept 21, 2014 (EST)

The human economic migration problems (globally) seem to be good examples of how the free-rider problem can impact the decisions of large populations to migrate long distances to take advantage of the largess of more economically developed countries. There is hope that once settled, these migrants will become "net producers" and leave the ranks of free-riders. In the meantime, the existing "net producers" in the countries hosting these new economic immigrants bear the weight of paying for the increased costs of accommodating the new residents (who may be citizens, or not). As we have seen all over Europe in the last 20 years of Middle Eastern wars, the host countries have been severely strained by the increased costs and have erected considerable physical and legal barriers to unrestricted immigration (amid great criticism from advocates for free migration). The US, facing the evacuation of impoverished people from Central America moving to the US border, is struggling with this issue and has not reached consensus on the balance between altruism and self-interest of its own citizens. I would like to see an academic/economic (not political) discussion of the free-rider problem involving human migration.76.25.0.122 (talk) 18:52, 3 March 2021 (UTC) MWilliams March 3, 2021[]

Malibu Surfer redirects here, but isn't covered or discussed here.Edit

The malibu surfer problem redirects here, despite being an entirely separate concept. It is not discussed or covered here and should most likely be a separate article.

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If we do not not need additional verification, let's remove the template for "More citations needed". If we do need additional verification, let's specify what areas are lacking in verification. Nereocystis (talk) 18:30, 20 November 2020 (UTC)[]

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