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Two Characteristics of Public Goods

What are the two characteristics of public goods? Explain the significance of each for public provision as opposed to private provision. What is the free-rider problem as it relates to public goods? Is U.S. border patrol a public good or a private good? Why? How about satellite TV? Explain.

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This solution of 308 words details the two characteristics of public goods and the significance of each. It also distinguishes between what is a public good and what is not.