Analysis Of Murder At The Margin

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Murder at the Margin is a murder mystery involving various economic concepts. The story takes place in Cinnamon Bay Plantation on the Virgin Island of St. John. It is about Professor Henry Spearman, an economist from Harvard. Spearman organizes an investigation of his own using economic laws to solve the case. Henry Spearman is not a normal person. Whenever he meets someone new he scrutinizes them from head to toe economically; not with a moral point of view like most people. He lives with his wife Pidge. He goes on a vacation to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. There, retired General Hudson T. Decker is found dead due to poisoning. As the local police investigate, Henry Spearman decides that the police are inadequate with their search and he decides to take matters into his own hands. Detective Franklin Vincent is unsuccessful in his search for the suspect as he chases leads that always end up being redirected to nowhere. Another murder…show more content…
“Murder at the ‘Margin’.” Marginal thinking is a major economic principle. It has very little effect and a small part in the plot but it is referenced in the title. It refers to making decisions of adding one more at a time: “Would it benefit me to add one more?” “If I added one more, would it be too much?” “What if I took one away?”. Those questions are questions that one would ask when thinking marginally. Probably one of the biggest economic debates is rationality. Whether a decision is rational or irrational. If I were to make a rational decision, it would most benefit me over all of the other choices I could have chosen from. This is how Professor Henry Spearman solves the case of the murder. All of the suspects are proven guilty or innocent based off of the decisions they make. If it is a rational decision, then the suspect is thought of as innocent. If it is an irrational decision, then the suspect is thought of as

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