ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Riding the Free Rider-A Lesson from Barrackpore

Riding the Free Rider A Lesson from Barrackpore Amaresh Bagchi People do not mind paying for services provided by public agencies if they know that riding free is not an available option and, more important, if they are convinced that they are not being taken for a ride when asked to pay for services which come within the domain of 'public good' the consumption of which, in public finance jargon, is 'non-rival'. That is the message for those at the helm of public affairs in the country from the none-too-affluent West Bengal town of Barrackpore.

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