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free rider

noun
1.
Informal. a person who obtains something without effort or cost.
2.
a nonunion worker who enjoys the benefits of union activities.
Also, free-rider.
Related forms
free-riding, noun
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  • The free rider and moral hazard problems are large enough to justify it.
  • The private market will underproduce these goods due to the free rider problem.
  • These users are benefiting from what is termed the free rider effect in the economic literature on public goods.

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