Public goods are goods which anyone can use and benefit from, not just those who contribute to the creation and/or upkeep of the good.
- Public goods are non-excludable: anyone can use them.
- Public goods are non-rival: one person's consumption of the good does not diminish another person's consumption of it.
|Yes||Private goods||Common-Pool Resources|
|No||Club goods||Public Goods|
Examples of public goods:
- National defence
- Open source software
- City parks
- Street lights