Cocktail Party Economics Summary

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From classroom to a cocktail party, having knowledge in today’s economics is definitely an asset when it comes surviving in the world of business. Cocktail Party Economics, by Eveline Adomait, and Richard Maranta undeniably satisfies as an economic training book, helping you understand the concepts of basic economics. The book brings to light many theories and thoughts, which are explained in a certain way that help readers easily, compare and relate them to each other. During the first couple chapters of the book, the main theories presented are scarcity, value, opportunity cost, production, and absolute/comparative advantage. Believe it or not, all of these theories are relatable to Supply and Demand; the two concepts introduced in chapters six and seven. Let’s begin with the theory of Scarcity. The concept of demand is directly relatable to the scarcity of an item. Let’s look at Jackson Pollock’s work for example. If only 20 paintings were available created by Jackson Pollock, there would be a much greater demand than if you could purchase them easily at your local art gallery. …show more content…

To reiterate, let’s construct another example of two companies that produce oranges. Company number one is located in Florida where it’s the perfect environment to produce oranges. Company number two however is located in Toronto, which to be fair, isn 't a suitable environment to produce natural oranges, unless of course they’re produced in a green house. Although both companies are able to grow and produce oranges, company number one has the absolute advantage because they use the much cheaper and natural methods, hence the greater demand. This theory can be contradicted with the concept of comparative advantage, which in description means the ability to produce specific goods at a lower opportunity

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