Sep 15 2009

Guns and Butter – a dangerous combination

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Econ students and teachers alike should appreciate this Venn Diagram. What happens when a nation chooses a point on its production possibilities curve somewhere between “guns” and “butter”? Answer, “Accidental shooting”… GET IT?

The punchline: “Resources were not allocated efficiently”


About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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