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Let’s say that Marianne is a politician who promises cheaper gasoline for everyone in the country if she is elected. Once she is elected, she makes gas cheaper by imposing a price ceiling that is one full dollar less than the market’s equilibrium price. What would be the reaction of the sellers of gasoline and of the public to Marianne’s price ceiling law?

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Let’s say that Marianne is a politician who promises cheaper gasoline for everyone in the country if she is elected. Once she is elected, she makes gas cheaper by imposing a price ceiling that is one full dollar less than the market’s equilibrium price. What would be the reaction of the sellers of gasoline and of the public to Marianne’s price ceiling law? 

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From the aforementioned question, it can be stated that Marianne is one of the politicians who are competing for election and promises to reduce the gasoline price by $1 from the equilibrium price; hence,...

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