BBQ Pork

Ron tries to slaughter a pig in the park for a BBQ. He is not allowed to because it is against the law and violates health codes.

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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.

Why the Government Matters

A student needs to interview someone for a school project and stumbles upon Ron in the office. He describes his libertarian views, but her mom isn’t happy.

Ron’s Endorsement

Ron won’t endorse a product unless he uses it exclusively and actually believe in it. Firms in imperfect markets often use celebrity advertising because it serves as a signal that the person selling the product actually believes in the product.

No Such Thing as Free Ice Cream

Ron has carefully hidden his birthday information from his friends, but Leslie uncovers the date when Ron decided to get a free scoop of rum raisin ice cream on his birthday from Baskin Robbins.

All the Bacon and Eggs

Ron isn’t happy with the steak he was served, so instead he asks the diner to give him all the bacon and eggs they have. While a bit extreme, his preferences and utility function should be respected in society despite the potential for future health issues.