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Welcome to the Q&A for ECN/APEC 2010, where you can ask questions and receive answers from your fellow students, the TA, and your professor.

Please only ask questions about the material for the course. Try to create discussions about the material we see in class, instead of just thinking of economics in general (this is an introduction to microeconomics class, not a policy or government class).

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Quiz 15 question 14

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I understand this question but I don't get why "Under the tax, inhabitant number 2 is a forced rider." is not a correct answer too. isn't inhabitant 2 being forced to pay
asked May 1 by canvas-9dad53739df91 (261 points)

3 Answers

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I think that is true as well but the more complete answer is the one he was looking for
answered May 1 by canvas-23d18cde7cf42 (265 points)
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yes inhabitant 2 is being forced to pay, but he is not a forced rider. A forced rider means someone who pays their share but does not enjoy the benefit.
answered May 1 by canvas-98fa74eec54bd (240 points)
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He is willing to pay more than the tax which makes him unable to be forced to pay, and even gives him consumer surplus.
answered May 1 by canvas-1ad866c711d22 (120 points)
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