services such as national defence, law enforcement, and road building, that are for the benefit of, and available to, all members of the public
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How to use public goods in a sentence
Well, they must be paid for—and it is reasonable to ask those who benefited most from public goods to pay most for those goods.
The concept of “public goods” is hardly the creation of liberal ideologues.An Article That Made Me Sad, and a Little Response to Readers | Michael Tomasky | June 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is now the time to tax the very rich, make humane cuts, and invest in jobs and public goods like education, health, and roads?
In general all public goods found upon the seas outside of neutral jurisdiction are liable to capture.International Law | George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
I have already said that I expected the attachments laid on the public goods would be discharged.
At the office all day packing public goods, evening at Farr's writing out a letter of instruction to trustees.William Clayton's Journal | William Clayton
Moreover I have to unpack the chest and wait on all of them with the public goods in my charge which keeps me busy all the time.William Clayton's Journal | William Clayton