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.

New Girl – Douchebag Jar

Schmidt has a tendency to be a bit eccentric and bother his roommates with a variety of sayings/outfits. These outburst tend to annoy his roommates so they collectively agree to regular his behavior and force him to pay a tax to a “douchebag jar” when he does things the group considers unfavorable.

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