discussion question 200 words

Anonymous
timer Asked: Jul 1st, 2018
account_balance_wallet $5

Question description

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 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?

Transcript is attached

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.

Tutor Answer

perfectprofessor
School: Boston College

Attached.

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Name:
Instructor:
Course Code:
Date:

Saving Private Ryan

a) In this case of Saving Private Ryan there are different challenges associated to the choice made.
In this case the choice to save Private Ryan does not add up since the mission is to save a single
man. This means that the marginal benefit includes finding additional soldiers to help find Ryan.
This involves the risks of losing many good soldiers ...

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
Awesome! Exactly what I wanted.

Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors