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EEP101/ECON 125 Professor Zilberman GSIs: Alix, McKim, Schoengold Problem Set #4 Answer Key “Now I’ll tell you,” he says, with his teeth sounding gray, “how the Lorax got lifted and taken away… It all started way back… Such a long, long time back… Way back in the days when the grass was still green And the pond was still wet And the clouds were still clean, And the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space… One morning, I came to this glorious place. And I first saw the trees! The Truffula Trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula Trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze. And under the trees, I saw Brown Bar-ba-loots frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits As they played in the shade and ate Truffula Fruits. From the rippulous pond came the comforting sound Of the Humming-Fish humming while splashing around. But those trees! Those trees! Those Truffula Trees! All my life I’d been searching for trees such as these. The touch of their tufts was much softer than silk. And they had the sweet smell of fresh butterfly milk. I felt a great leaping of joy in my heart. I knew just what I’d do! I unloaded my cart. In no time at all, I had built a small shop. Then I chopped down a Truffula Tree with one chop. And with great skillful skill and with great speedy speed, I took the soft tuft and I knitted a Thneed! A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat. But it has other uses. Yes, far beyond that. You can use it for carpets. For pillows! For sheets! Or curtains! Or covers for bicycle seats! The Lorax said, “Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth who would buy that fool Thneed. But the very next minute I proved he was wrong. For, just a that minute, a chap came along, And he thought the Thneed I had knitted was great. He happily bought it for three ninety-eight… from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Essay 1. Suppose that you lived such a long, long time back, and the Lorax hired you to put the world back on track. He asked you, he said, just to get the job done, but mostly ‘cuz you’d taken EEP 101. Your assignment, he cried, jumping up and down in a fury, was to give him advice, and do it in a hurry. “What should I do?” he moaned, his voice filled with dismay, “travel cost, interviews or willingness to pay? I need an answer, and I need it quick, I must convince the Once-ler, whose head is so thick, that the Truffula trees, the swans and Humming-Fish, are worth more than his profits, his short-term benefits.” Share the knowledge that you’ve learned in this class, to help the Lorax to get out of this morass. Don’t cover just the options that he mentioned, but go beyond them as well and touch on other inventions. Being thickheaded, the Once-ler will require, at least 3 methods (or more if you desire).
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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