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Countries as well as families benefit from the ability to trade with one another. Trade allows countries to specialize in what they do best and to enjoy a greater variety of goods and services. The Japanese, as well as the French and the Egyptians and the Brazilians, are as much our partners in the world economy as they are our competitors. ” PRINCIPLE 6: M ARKETS A RE USUALLY TO ORGANIZE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY A GOOD WAY The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1980s may be the most important change in the world during the past half century.

A rational decision maker takes an action if and only if the marginal benefit of the action exceeds the marginal cost. This principle can explain why airlines are willing to sell a ticket below average cost and why people are willing to pay more for diamonds than for water. It can take some time to get used to the logic of marginal thinking, but the study of economics will give you ample opportunity to practice. CHAPTER 1 TO INCENTIVES An incentive is something that induces a person to act, such as the prospect of a punishment or a reward.

Ford and Toyota compete for the same customers in the market for automobiles. Apple and Sony compete for the same customers in the market for digital music players. Yet it is easy to be misled when thinking about competition among countries. Trade between the United States and Japan is not like a sports contest in which one side wins and the other side loses. In fact, the opposite is true: Trade between two countries can make each country better off. To see why, consider how trade affects your family.

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