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Simpsons Trade Offs

by AdrianFohr

Bosses face trade offs. Homer has more experience but Marge works harder. In this hilarious scene, we see that people face trade offs.

One thing that Macroeconomists believe is that societies face a short-run trade off between inflation and unemployment.  This trade off is crucial for understanding the short-run effects of changes in taxes, government policy and monetary policy.


Mankiw, N. Gregory. "Ten Principles of Economics." Foreward. Principles of Economics. 5th Ed. Fort Worth, TX: Dryden, 1998 Page Unknown  Print

Hall, Joshua. "Homer Economicus: Using the Simpsons to Teach Economics." The Association of Private Enterprise Education. The Associaton of Private Enterprise Education,

Simpsons Trade Offs

This scene is taken from a clip an episode of the Simpsons wherein Marge gets a job. The employer of the Simpsons family members must make a trade off between Marge and Homer.

from The Simpsons: Marge Gets a Job (1992)
Creator: Matt Groening
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Posted by AdrianFohr