13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406


13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406


Chapter 5, Problem 5QP
Textbook Problem

Economics has been called the “dismal science” because it sometimes “tells us” that things are true when we would prefer them to be false. For example, although there are no free lunches, might we prefer that there were? Was there anything in this chapter that you learned was true that you would have preferred to be false? If so, identify it. Then explain why you would have preferred it to be false.

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