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#244 Free Rider Problem

There are people who use Baltimore City resources that don't pay to support them, including commuters who live outside the city and drive on Baltimore roadways but don't pay taxes that go toward upkeep of these roadways.




Aug 15, 2022


Sep 20, 2019


Why it matters

Free riding circumvents the traditional free market system in that free riders use resources that they don't pay to maintain and thereby make those resources economically feasible to produce and provide to Baltimore citizens. (Source: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/free_rider_problem.asp#targetText=The%20free%20rider%20problem%20is,any%20community%2C%20large%20or%20small)

What does "good" look like?

Analysis into what types of Free Rider issues community members care about and want to pursue.

How could technology solve this?

Tech could help collect data, and data analytics may help uncover/point toward solutions for Baltimore City.