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.


93 Meetings

April accidentally schedules all of Ron’s meetings for March 31st because she doesn’t think it’s a real day. Instead, Ron has to deal with a variety of concerned citizens, many of whom are causing externalities throughout the city.

The Pawnee Video Dome is Failing


The Pawnee Video Dome is failing and going out of business. Leslie is trying to find tax breaks to keep him afloat, but Ron says the market is telling him is not providing value to consumers and deserves to fail.


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.


Effects of a Government Shutdown

The citizens of Pawnee want to know what services the government will provide if they are shut down. Ron relishes in the fact that the services aren’t provided


Purpose of Government

Ron is happy that state auditors are coming to slash the Pawnee budget because he feels government spending has gotten out of hand.