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Relative gains

by Jadrian

The Cooper family is on their way to get a computer unbeknownst to the children. Sheldon's sister Missy is in love with her pony, even if some of is derived from the fact that Sheldon doesn't have a toy (known as a positional good). This all changes when their mother announces that Sheldon will be getting his computer. Missy is now upset because she has a "lousy toy" that she loved minutes ago. This scene is a good representation of the issues of inequality despite both parties gaining, the relative gain is unbalanced. The two siblings experience a Pareto improvements in their lives (both gain), but one is happier about the situation than the other.

Young Sheldon: Relative Inequality

Sheldon gets a computer but his sister gets a plastic pony

from Young Sheldon (2018)
Creator: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Distributor: CBS All Access
Posted by Jadrian
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