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Give a similar example of how specialization and trade can make two countries both better off. 10. Suppose the United States adopted central planning for its economy, and you became the chief planner. Among the millions of decisions that you need to make for next year are how many compact discs to produce, what artists to record, and which consumers should receive the discs. To make these decisions intelligently, what information would you need about the compact disc industry? What information would you need about each of the people in the United States?
Why do decentralized market economies work so well? Is it because people can be counted on to treat one another with love and kindness? Not at all. Here is Adam Smith’s description of how people interact in a market economy: Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will be more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favour, and show them that it is for their own advantage to do for him what he requires of them.
11 market power, p. 12 productivity, p. 13 inflation, p. 13 business cycle, p. 15 Copyright 2009 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 17 18 PART I INTRODUCTION QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW 1. Give three examples of important trade-offs that you face in your life. 2. What is the opportunity cost of seeing a movie? 3. Water is necessary for life. Is the marginal benefit of a glass of water large or small? 4. Why should policymakers think about incentives?