The Simpsons — Opportunity Cost of Lines

If you’re teaching opportunity cost, this is a great clip to show the value of time. Homer waits in line 8 days to grab a coveted ticket to an event. A passerby accurately notes that the Homer could have just purchased the ticket with the money he would have earned from working.

The following scene has a nice clip that can be used to talk about efficiency and equity.

If you love economics and The Simpsons, Josh Hall edited a book that may interest you.

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