Externalities of a Roommate

Andy and April are using Ben’s things without his permission and it’s starting to bug him. The two negotiate for ways to remedy the externality.

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Undesirables in a Park

Leslie and Ben are holding a town forum for Indiana’s Smallest Park, but a town citizen brings up that she’s concerned about whether basketball will be played at this park because it brings undesirables to the park. Leslie then demonstrates all the possible problems that could come from this park, including grilling and fireworks.

A Token Park

Ron believes that the government should be operated by private enterprise (like Chuck E. Cheese) that uses a token system to participate, like taking a walk, going down a slide, or seeing a duck.

Weed in a Community Garden

Leslie tries to turn the pit into a public garden and allows citizens to plant whatever they chose in the garden. Someone decided to plant marijuana in the garden instead.

How should a government function?

Ron believes that governments are a waste of taxpayer money and should be run more like private (for-profit) companies.

Ron’s Idea of the Perfect Government

Ron believes in a very limited government and describes his idea of government as a single employee with the power to start war. This clip can be used to show the extremes of the what role a government should have.