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One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security.
Anna Lindh

Meaning of "public goods" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUBLIC GOODS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUBLIC GOODS

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Public goods is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PUBLIC GOODS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Public good

In economics, a public good is a good that is both non-excludable and non-rivalrous in that individuals cannot be effectively excluded from use and where use by one individual does not reduce availability to others. Examples of public goods include fresh air, knowledge, lighthouses, national defense, flood control systems and street lighting. Public goods that are available everywhere are sometimes referred to as global public goods. Many public goods may at times be subject to excessive use resulting in negative externalities affecting all users; for example air pollution and traffic congestion. Public goods problems are often closely related to the "free-rider" problem, in which people not paying for the good may continue to access it, or the tragedy of the commons, where consumption of a shared resource by individuals acting in their individual and immediate self-interest diminishes or even destroys the original resource. Thus, the good may be under-produced, overused or degraded.

Definition of public goods in the English dictionary

The definition of public goods in the dictionary is services such as national defence, law enforcement, and road building, that are for the benefit of, and available to, all members of the public.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUBLIC GOODS

public defender
public domain
public enemy
public enemy number one
public enquiry
public enterprise
public examination
public expenditure
public footpath
public gallery
public health
public health inspector
Public Health Service
public holiday
public house
public housing
public housing project
public inquiry
public lavatory
public law

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUBLIC GOODS

a piece of goods
branded goods
capital goods
consumer goods
cotton goods
damaged goods
deliver the goods
dry goods
durable goods
goods
household goods
leather goods
manufactured goods
rubber goods
small goods
soft goods
the goods
white goods
woods
worldly goods
yard goods

Synonyms and antonyms of public goods in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «public goods» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUBLIC GOODS

Find out the translation of public goods to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of public goods from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «public goods» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公共产品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bienes públicos
570 millions of speakers

English

public goods
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार्वजनिक वस्तुओं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السلع العامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общественные блага
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bens públicos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাবলিক পণ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

biens publics
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Barangan awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

öffentliche Güter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

公共財
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공공재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Barang umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hàng hóa công cộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது பொருட்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सार्वजनिक वस्तू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kamu malları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beni pubblici
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobra publiczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суспільні блага
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bunuri publice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημόσια αγαθά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

openbare goedere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kollektiva nyttigheter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fellesgoder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of public goods

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC GOODS»

The term «public goods» is regularly used and occupies the 76.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC GOODS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «public goods» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «public goods» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about public goods

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6 QUOTES WITH «PUBLIC GOODS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word public goods.
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Jack Kemp
To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall.
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Anna Lindh
One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security.
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Michael Mandelbaum
The United States will continue to be number one, and I do not see any country or group of countries taking the United States' place in providing global public goods that underpin security and prosperity. The United States functions as the world's de facto government.
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Bethany McLean
Privatization of assets that most of us consider public goods - like airports and highways - has a long, often-uncontroversial history.
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Nouriel Roubini
I believe, unlike people that are totally free-market, laissez-faire fundamentalists, that there is an important role that the government can play - one, in providing public goods, whether it's education, health care, or other things, and two, supervising countercyclical policy - stimulus, whether it's monetary, fiscal, or otherwise.
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Matthew Yglesias
I'm a liberal - I believe in subsidies for public goods and in regulations to curb harmful externalities, but neither of those things exist when it comes to parking.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUBLIC GOODS»

Discover the use of public goods in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to public goods and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Providing Global Public Goods : Managing Globalization: ...
Elaborating on the concepts first introduced in Global Public Goods, this book addresses the long overdue issue of how to adjust the concept of public goods to today's economic and political realities.
Inge Kaul Director of the Office of Developmental Studies The United Nations Development Programme, Pedro Conceicao Director of the Office of Developmental Studies The United Nations Development Programme, Katell Le Goulven Director of the Office of Developmental Studies The United Nations Development Programme, 2003
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The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods, and Club Goods
This book presents an updated and expanded discussion of theoretical treatment of externalities (i.e. uncompensated interdependencies), public goods, and club goods.
Richard Cornes, 1996
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Public Goods: Theories and Evidence
This is a wide-ranging survey of the theory and evidence on public goods. Its four parts present the main literature on public goods, both theoretical and empirical, in a systematic manner.
Raymond G. Batina, Toshihiro Ihori, 2006
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Public Goods and Market Failures: A Critical Examinations
This book both develops that theory and challenges the conclusion of many economists and policy-makers that market failures cannot be corrected by market forces. The volume includes major case studies of private provision of public goods.
Tyler Cowen, 1992
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Advancing Public Goods
This is a timely and thought-provoking book which brings the discussion of public goods to confront the contemporary world economy where such goods have often a global nature and require super-national provision and control.
Jean-Philippe Touffut, 2006
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Endless Propaganda: The Advertising of Public Goods
Rutherford shows how politics, social behaviour, and public morals have become subject to the philosophy and discipline of marketing.
Paul Rutherford, 2000
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Global Public Goods Financing
The concept of global public goods (GPG) is an important new approach that addresses the challenges raised by globalisation and attempts to move towards international equity and sustainability.
‎2002
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Public Goods, Private Goods
'' In Public Goods, Private Goods Raymond Geuss exposes the profound flaws of such thinking and calls for a more nuanced approach.
Raymond Geuss, 2009
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International Public Goods and Transfer of Technology Under ...
This is the first book to assess the public processes and inputs that an emerging transnational system of innovation will need to promote technical progress, economic growth and welfare for all participants.
Keith E. Maskus, Jerome H. Reichman, 2005
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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods
Much of the voluntary and private provision of non-state actors to public goods is today being discussed under headings such as corporate social responsibility or the role of civil society. A comprehensive and systematic public goods analysis ...
Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Bernd Siebenhüner, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUBLIC GOODS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term public goods is used in the context of the following news items.
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Some things only government can do
These are dark days for those of us who believe that public goods such as infrastructure and scientific research are essential functions of government. Decades ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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The Fiscal Future I: The Hyperbolic Case for Bigger Government
The standard, textbook answer is that we should look at public goods — goods that are non rival and non excludable, so that the private sector won't provide ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
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Enhancing The Private Role For 'Public Goods'
John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that in America our gardens are beautiful, while our public parks are in a state of disaster. While Galbraith saw this as an ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
4
Privatization crisis: Taxpayers shafted as contractors 'fail to work in …
At present, private firms deliver £90 billion worth of services to Britain's public sector. This figure represents half of the state's expenditure on public goods and ... «RT, Dec 14»
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The Teaching of Future Doctors Doesn't Necessarily Deserve Your …
The correct answer, which routinely shocks the heads of teaching hospitals, is that undergraduate and graduate medical education are not public goods and, ... «New York Times, Aug 14»
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Private Sector, Public Good
Henderson noted that there are opportunities for firms to address public goods problems and make money at the same time, citing the example of IBM reducing ... «Working Knowledge, Feb 14»
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How to be rich and believe in equality
In philanthropy, give significant money and time to organizations working domestically with disadvantaged people or providing public goods available to ... «CNN, Jan 14»
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An invisible crisis
Public goods are funded collectively by citizens through their taxes. The government produces them because the market does not or because a society decides ... «Boston Globe, Jan 14»
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A Brief History of Public Goods
In a September PolicyShop post, “Why Aren't We Talking About Public Goods?,” I argued that progressives need a new frame and a new vocabulary to counter ... «PolicyShop, Nov 13»
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Why Aren't We Talking About Public Goods?
Public goods pervade our lives. They include clean air, clean water, police and fire protection, street lights, stop signs, 911 call service, disaster relief, a legal ... «PolicyShop, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Public goods [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/public-goods>. Feb 2020 ».
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