1. Chapter one. In a paragraph, summarize the main points of chapter one. Note that simply listing the bolded statements will get you zero points. There are key ideas and assumptions in this chapter.
2. Chapter two. Explain why incentives matter. What you think about the author’s ideas on black rhino conservation? Explain what perverse incentives are and give examples from a high school student’s life.
3. Chapter three. Summarize this chapter in 1-2 paragraphs. Why might government regulations and lawyers be a good thing? Include specific examples.
4. Chapter four. Summarize this chapter in one paragraph. Include specific examples of government involvement as needed. In another paragraph, be sure to discuss the government’s “grabbing hand” as it licenses and regulates businesses in third world countries versus Capitalist nations.
5. Chapter 5
a. What does information asymmetry have to do with the hiring process, in regards to gender? What does the author feel about this discrimination? Do you agree with him? Explain. What do you feel about his long term solution to this problem? b. Explain the problem of private health insurance? Why do the costs continue to rise? What is the problem with public health insurance? Discuss adverse selection, as it relates to this chapter.
6. Chapter 6: The author discusses the symptom of being poor, and the illness of being poor. What does the author mean? Do you agree with him? Explain. How does the poverty line right now compare to 100 years ago? Why is America like a real life version of “Revenge of the Nerds?” What’s so important about Human Capital?7. Chapter 7: What does the efficient market theory have to do with Financial markets? Discuss the positives and negatives of the theory. Why do Wall-Street types not like it? Explain the coin flipping experiment, as it relates to investment diversification. 8. Chapter 9: Explain how the average American is three times as rich as they would have been in 1950....
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