Gold Around Town

Ron doesn’t believe in banks, so he potentially stores his money around town in the form of gold

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Cost of a Dining Table

Ron describes a gentleman’s agreement he made with a man to build a dining table in exchange for a 60 feet of copper pipe and a half pig. The barter system is inefficient because of how hard it is to properly measure the trades.

Andy Needs a Doctor

Andy hits his head against the wall, but can’t afford to go see a doctor. He hasn’t had insurance for two years because he thinks he only needs it for when something bad happens.

While on suspension, Leslie buys her officemates Christmas gifts based on their personalities. Ron mentions how he only gives people $20, but realizes how great Leslie’s gifts are and how the office needs to remedy the gift giving imbalance.

Andy Goes to College

Andy has decided to take a class at the local community college and April is helping him look through the catalog. Ron encourages him to take a course in a new subject and broaden his horizons, but April thinks he should take an easy class to get an A.

Cost of College

Andy is ready to register for his first college course, but is shocked by the cost of one class. He then decides to pick up a second job before Ron offers to pay for his class.

Producing a Halloween Party

Andy and April are throwing a Halloween party and list off all the things they need to throw a great party. The output is a great party and the inputs are a variety of different items.