Economics Discussion 1

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After watching the video clip from Saving Private Ryan, what were the marginal benefits and marginal costs of the mission to save Private Ryan? Make sure to consider both the explicit and implicit costs involved. Answer the following three questions:

a) What costs and benefits were relevant to Tom Hanks’ character when considering the choice between “the mission and the man?” In his mind, could he rationalize whether the marginal benefits outweighed the marginal costs?
b) Describe a choice you made at some point in your life, and explain it in terms of marginal benefits and marginal costs.
c) Can you think of a time in your life when comparing marginal benefits and marginal costs would have been inappropriate?

I couldn't attached the video so, I attached transcript of this film clip. Please use APA formatting

Saving Private Ryan Captain Miller: Started in Portsmouth when they brought us in for embarkation, and it comes and goes. Horvath: Well, you may have to get yourself a new line of work. This one doesn’t seem to agree with you anymore. [Miller laughing] Horvath: What? What? Miller: What was the name of that kid? Miller: …the Anzio, the one that was always walkin’ ‘round on his hands, and he was always singin’ that song, ya know, about the Man and the Flying Trapeze? Horvath: Vecchio Miller: Vecchio! Yeah. Yeah, Vecchio. He was a goofy kid. Horvath: ‘Member he used to pee a “V” on everybody’s jacket? For Vecchio. For Victory. [Laughing] Horvath: He was so short. Miller: He was a midget, wasn’t he? Horvath: How’d he get to be a Ranger? Got shot in the foot once, and he was walking on his hands? Miller: Yeah, well, he could walk faster on his hands. He could run faster on his hands than… [laughing] Miller: Vecchio. Yeah. Caparzo. You see, when you end up killing one of your men, you see… You tell yourself it happened so you could save the lives of two or three or ten others. Maybe a hundred others. Do you know how many men I’ve lost under my command? Horvath: How many? Miller: 94. But that means I’ve saved the lives of ten times that many, doesn’t it? Maybe even twenty, right? Twenty times as many? And that’s… how simple it is. That’s how you… That’s how you rationalize making the choice between the mission and the men. Hovrath: Except this time the mission is a man. Miller: This Ryan better be worth it. He’d better go home and cure some disease or invent a longer-lasting light bulb or something… ‘cause the truth is I wouldn’t trade ten Ryans for one Vecchio or one Caparzo. Horvath: Amen.

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Economics Discussion 1
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Question One
The character of Tom Hawk comes out as technical due to the choice he was to make
between the mission and the man. He says that though he has lost some of his men in the
mission, he has saved hundred times more in the mission. In this mission to save Private Ryan,
the explicit cost was that most of the soldiers in the mission lost their li...

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