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Which of the following best describes the "free-rider problem"?

A

Individuals have a difficult time finding jobs during economic downturns.

B

Individuals do not bother to join an interest group because they receive the same benefits as the people who work to support the interest group.

C

Members of Congress do not try to learn much about the bills being introduced, as they normally vote in line with the platform of the party they belong to.

D

The Vice President does not normally campaign much during presidential elections, as he or she would simply be elected if their running mate is elected to the presidency.

E

Too many earmarks are placed on a bill.

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