Homework_2 - Brianna Sheppard 09/20/2007 Professor Mateer...

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Brianna Sheppard 09/20/2007 Professor Mateer Homework # 2 (1) ($1,000) From the Economics in the Movies workbook watch the scene from Babe (scene 10 in the workbook). Describe how specialization works on the farm? o On the farm, every animal has his or her own role. The cats scare away the mice, the hens create the eggs, and even the duck creates his own role with his cackling. Why is being “indispensable” so important to Ferdinand? o Being “indispensable” is so important to Ferdinand because he does not want to be killed or eaten, and if he is indispensable he will never be killed. How does the introduction of the “mechanical rooster” alter the specialization of the farm animals? o The introduction of the “mechanical rooster” alters the specialization of the farm animals because it removes the role of one of the animals creating too many animals for the amount of jobs. This surplus creates disposable members of the community, like the duck in this situation. Ferdinand is basing his hopes on replacing the rooster. Does Ferdinand have a
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