From ABBA to Led Zeppelin: using music to teach economics
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Capitalism - Oingo Boingo

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There's nothing wrong with making some profit
If you ask me I'll say it's just fine
There's nothing wrong with wanting to live nice
I'm so tired of hearing you whine
About the revolution
Bringin' down the rich
When was the last time you dug a ditch, baby!

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Assignment:

Generally, profit accrues to individuals when the value of a good produced and sold is greater than the value of other goods that could have been produced with those same resources. From this perspective, the pursuit of profits adds value to society. Why do think people might be against profit-making? Who do you think made the world a better place, Bill Gates or Mother Teresa? Explain your answer with reference to what you mean by 'a better place.'

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