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My Summer Vacation - Ice Cube
Damn G, the spot's gettin hot
In “My Summer Vacation,” Ice Cube describes selling drugs in St. Louis. Why were financial profits so much higher in St. Louis in the short-run than in Los Angeles? What happened to the profitability (loosely defined) of this activity in the long-run? Does the illegality of the market change anything about the incentives to enter and the required profit rates needed to stay in business?
Stick Shifts And Safety Belts - Cake
The singer of this song doesn't like safetybelts because they make it harder to get close to his loved one in the car. Of course, safety belts are a highly effective safety device. Using the language of economics, make the case that laws mandating the use of seatbelts are not beneficial to this person. Are there any exceptions or other circumstances that should be considered in the analysis besides this one person's well being?