Econ discussion unit 1 | Economics homework help


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The goal of this discussion is to apply economic concepts to people’s decision making. 



The Coupon Kid | Extreme Couponing

View and analyze “The Coupon Kid | Extreme Couponing.” According to Broderick, all the items in his storage are worth approximately $4,500, but he only spent about $100. How would an economist respond to this? Are there any economic concepts that can be applied to this scenario?   Note: You’ll not be able to see your classmates’ initial posts until you’ve posted. Initial post is due by Thursday (11:59pm).  


Review your peer’s posts and find a couple (at least two) of classmates with whom you can start a conversation. You can ask a clarifying question and/or respond with an insightful or thought-provoking comment. Responses to peers are due by Sunday (11:59pm).  

Please Note: “I agree” is not sufficient for a response. If you agree, make sure to explain why you agree. Your response could add an interesting thought, idea, personal connection, or a question that adds to the discussion.


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As you read and respond to others’ posts, keep in mind some basic rules for netiquette:

  • Be kind and respectful to others
  • Use full sentences
  • Don’t use too much jargon
  • Treat others online as you wish to be treated
  • Use language that supports others