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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406
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For an economist, is it preferable to assume that criminals are rational than to build a theory based on a rational criminal and then check the evidence? Explain your answer.

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Explain how for an economist, the criminals are rational than to build a theory based on a rational criminal is preferable or not.

Explanation

For an economist, it is preferable to develop a theory first based on rational criminal and then check its evidence rather than simply stating that criminals are rational. If the economist says that criminals are rational, it will lead to a rise in controversy and doubts on people in society...

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