Choices Are Everywhere: Why Can't We Just Have It All?

As the Rolling Stones song says, "You can't always get what you want." So we make choices. Every day, governments and individuals choose how much money to spend and what to purchase. The January 2013 Page One Economics Newsletter, "Choices Are Everywhere: Why Can't We Just Have It All?" discusses opportunity costs and scarcity and how they effect our spending decisions.
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