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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: James_Miller 01 October 2011 04:54:27PM 14 points [-]

I discussed the ideas in this essay with my students. I first ask my students how much an iPad costs. They give me some dollar amount, but then I say something like "I don't want the answer in dollars but rather in dead African children." Since we have just been discussing opportunity costs they catch on quickly to what I'm getting at.