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This does say that governments should avoid subsidizing people who face predictable natural disasters. Compensating people for predictable losses creates perverse incentives for people to make no effort avoiding these losses. In the end, the compensation schemes hurts society by lowering the number of toys it consumes, by making people less happy. Whenever government enacts policies, economists look for the Law of Unintended Consequences. And since government enacts many policies involving agriculture, agricultural economists can spend their career writing about this law.
S. consumers and agricultural producers at least $20 billion per year to completely phase out pesticides. This amounts to about $1 billion spent per life saved. Should pesticides be phased out? Someone who argues that a life is priceless might be tempted to say yes. But, if we spent $20 billion on saving 20 lives by eliminating pesticides, this means $20 billion less to spend on other things. How else might that $20 billion be spent? What is the opportunity cost of this money? Some estimates suggest that a government regulation that mandated tests for radon could save about 15,000 lives in the United States for less than $20 billion.
These snacks would spoil quickly, meaning more trips and time involved in getting snacks. In short, the opportunity cost involved with snacking includes the money and time involved in obtaining and consuming snacks. Over the years, the time cost fell dramatically, leading to a lower opportunity cost of snacking and a rise in calories consumed for snacking. Although not the only contributor, snacking is the major contributor to obesity. Without an understanding of opportunity cost one could never arrive at this conclusion.