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.


Unintended Snake Juice Consequences

Tom incentives the department to come to his club and try his newest drink by threatening to place them on his “done-zo” list. The P&R crew decides to go to the Snake Hole Lounge to try Tom’s new drink, but instead they all have a bit too much and go through the next day feeling terrible.

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.


Is a Sunset Worth Asthma?

The pollution from the local factory creates a beautiful sunset, but it also gives people asthma.


Ron Finds a Typewriter

Ron finds a typewriter out by the dumpster, but the noise of the machine bothers everyone in the office.