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WilliamSchulz
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ShyamArakerelawyer
Pro (for)

Should economics be focused on being efficient or reducing negative externalities?

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Started: 10/29/2017 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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WilliamSchulz

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The pro side will argue the point that markets are best if they are efficient, with some negative externalities.

The con (me) will argue that the market can afford to be less efficient if the economy reduces negative externalities.

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Posted by WilliamSchulz 3 weeks ago
WilliamSchulz
Using your definition and my example, my arguments still makes sense because time wasted is a negative social consequence for being forced to watch opposing viewpoints.
Posted by PointyDelta 3 weeks ago
PointyDelta
That's not really even close to what negative externalities mean.

It means simply a social consequence of a product or service or thing which isn't factored into the market and is also negative.
Posted by WilliamSchulz 3 weeks ago
WilliamSchulz
Negative Externalities refers to problems in a system in any area that hinders the good nature of the good provided. For instance, in the Fairness Doctrine, people don't want to see both sides, so efficiency is the public informed and the negative external is time wasted.
Posted by EXOPrimal 3 weeks ago
EXOPrimal
Define negative externalities
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