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Essay Question:
Individuals, firms, governments, and countries are faced with choices because all resources
are scarce. A production possibility curve (see below) measures the maximum combination
of outputs that can be achieved from a given number of inputs. In practice economists use a
production possibility curve with two goods to explain the concept of opportunity cost.
In the example below the two goods that a country can produce are health care and
education.
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13
11
Units of Health
Care
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7
5
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4
8
12
16
20
24
Units of Education
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Use the graph above to answer the following questions:
a. How many units can be produced if a country uses all of its resources on health care?
b. How many units can be produced if a country uses all of its resources on education?
c. If a country is currently producing 11 units of health care and 16 units of education, what
is the opportunity cost of producing 5 more units of education?
While a production possibility curve describes the possible combinations of output that can
be produced with a given set of inputs, it does not tell us who should receive, and in what
amount, the health care and education that gets produced. Write an essay of at least 300
words but no more than 600 words in length which discusses the social justice implications of
how to distribute the health care and education that gets produced.
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Please write a logically developed, unified essay that shows your understanding of the subject
matter. The essay should be between 300 and 600 words in length. Make sure that you have a
thesis (a main point that you are making) and develop it thoroughly and coherently. Use specific
examples based on empirical evidence (from direct observation or experience) and clear,
standard English. All work must be your own or properly cited using APA, MLA or some other
standardized format for citations that is recognized in your major.
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Please use: 12 point Times New Roman font; for line spacing please use at least
one and half spaces (avoid single spacing.) Please number your pages if needed.
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