Are You Better Off?

Leslie is accused of stripping people’s personal freedoms, but there are significant benefits to the community. When determining the appropriate level of government regulation, the costs and benefits of each action need to be considered.


Soda Sizes

Leslie meets with Kathryn Pinewood to discuss the sizes of sodas sold at the local restaurants

She Knows that We Know

Ben and Leslie are trying to outsmart the new Newport campaign manager, but they aren’t sure if she’s giving them good advice or purposely bad advice. Having complete information means that everyone knows that everyone knows.

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.

Dating is a Zero-Sum Game

Ann runs into Donna at a single’s event but is quickly sent away because she represents competition in “the jungle”

Searching for Movers

Tom needs to move, but doesn’t have a truck. He enlists the help of Mark because he has a pickup truck and Andy/April because he needs labor. All agree to help even though Tom offers no compensation