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Negative Externality

by Jadrian

Joe wants to go on a cross country road trip, but he's being a bit of a bother. He isn't taking into account his actions and how they may be impacting others. For example, his decision to goof off in the drive-thru line for food bothers Cleveland, but also the people waiting in line to get food. Negative externalities occur when an individual is making private decisions (like goofing off), but not considering how that impacts the people around them (like the others in line).

Family Guy -- Drive thru externalities

Joe is having too good of a time and imposing external costs on others

from Family Guy (2015)
Creator: Seth McFarland
Distributor: Hulu
Posted by Jadrian