The Case: No Dogs Allowed Essay

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The Case: No Dogs Allowed

1. What economic questions does this case require the townb to ask? What is a dog park and how does it benefit the community? Can people or dogs get hurt at a dog park? How will dogs fight be avoided? If a dog park is built, will there be space available for an affordable recreation facility?
2. List the possible resources that the town would need to construct and maintain the park? Some possible resources that are needed to construct and manitain the dog park are:
Secured fences to prevent loose dogs outside of the park area
Trash cans and garbage removal material and equipment needed to clear the lan grass and lawn maintenance
Fresh drinking water and field drainage system
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6. What if any, market failures might exist in this town? A market failure that could exist is the absence of private property rights, since the dog park would be directly behind a townhouse community, noise levels of barking dogs and fight risk could potentially disturb the neighborhood.

7. Create a chart that identifies the positive and negative externalities of building the park. Explain the effect of each externatality.

8. How could the town government counteract the negative externatalities? The town government can counteract the negative eternalities by ensuring that the dog park is securely fenced in with a double gated entry exit system so that the townhouse development would not have the cost in putting a fence around their development. The The town government can assess other available space for recreation since the town is growing. Dog owners will need to take responsibility for the full cost of the noise that their barking dogs create. The town government can make it illegal to disturb the peace by creating disturbing the peace laws.

9. Based on your studies of Unit 1, write a persuasive argument for or against the construction of the dog park. Should a dog park be constructed in Martinsville? Martinsville is a rapidly growing town, and statistics show that there are 7,000 licensed dogs in the
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