Question : Suppose that Sam, an economist from a research institute in : 5060
Suppose that Sam, an economist from a research institute in Texas, and Teresa, an economist from a public television program, are arguing over health insurance. The following dialogue shows an excerpt from their debate:
Teresa: A popular topic for debate among politicians as well as economists is the idea of providing government assistance for health benefits.
Sam: I think it is oppressive for the government to tax people who take care of themselves in order to pay for health insurance for those who are obese.
Teresa: I disagree. I think government funding of health insurance is useful to ensure basic fairness.
The disagreement between these economists is most likely due to:
a.differences in values
b.differences in perception versus reality
c.differences in scientific judgments
Despite their differences, with which proposition are two economists chosen at random most likely to agree?
a.Immigrants receive more in government benefits than they contribute in taxes.
b.Having a single income tax rate would improve economic performance.
c.Rent ceilings reduce the quantity and quality of available housing.