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Exploring Microeconomics 7th Edition

Exploring Microeconomics (7th Edition)

Book Edition7th Edition
Author(s)Sexton
ISBN9781285859453
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectEconomics
Section 4.1: Markets
In Text Question
Section 4.4: Supply
SECTION QUIZ 1
Section 4.5: Shifts in the Supply Curve
In Text Question
USE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED
Section 4.6: Market Equilibrium Price and Quantity
Chapter 4, End of Chapter, PROBLEMS, Exercise 22
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When asked about the reason for a lifeguard shortage that threatened to keep one-third of the city's beaches closed for the summer, the Deputy Parks Commissioner of New York responded that "Kids seem to want to do work that's more in tune with a career. Maybe they prefer carpal tunnel syndrome to sunburn." What do you think is causing the shortage? What would you advise the Deputy Parks Commissioner to do in order to alleviate the shortage?

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