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Bruce (Matilda the Musical)

by Matthew Rousu

The principle discovers that Bruce stole a piece of cake. As punishment, the sadistic principal (Miss Trunchbull) wants him to eat an entire cake. This song illustrates the concepts of diminishing marginal utility. The first piece of cake can be tasty - often worth a lot to people who enjoy cake. A second piece is not nearly as valuable. After a couple of pieces, the additional (marginal) utility from one more piece can be negative - meaning a person would need to be paid to eat an extra piece of cake.


Bruce is forced to eat an entire cake - and his marginal utility turns negative

from Matilda the Musical (2011)
Creator: Tim Minchin
Distributor: Royal Shakespeare Company
Posted by Matthew Rousu