Your textbook describes economic efficiency as a situation in which “the sum of consumer surplus and producer surplus is at a maximum.” This implies that there is no deadweight loss due to government administration of social goals such as public infrastructure (paid with taxes), income equality (such as subsidies for farmers) and environmental ( higher auto emissions standards).
- What criteria should we use to decide how much efficiency we are willing to give up in pursuit of social goals such as those mentioned above?
Minumunm of 350 words required. Selected tutor will be provided ebook information. Thanks.