Ben was fired from public service, but eventually accepted a job at an accounting firm. He’s had a week off in between jobs and decided to spend this free time creating a complex board game called the Cones of Dunshire.
See more: entrepreneurship, funemployment, intertemporal substitution, leisure
Local restaurants are now offering giant sodas, filled with sugar. The child-sized soda is actually the size of a small child! Leslie proposes a soda tax to cut back on citizen’s consuming the sugary beverages, but a representative of the Pawnee Restaurant Association warns Leslie against doing so. Because this will limit the number of sodas being sold, restaurants may have to layoff up to 100 workers and Leslie will be the one to blame.
See more: deadweight loss, labor, labor demand, layoffs, price controls, taxes, unemployment, unintended consequences
Now that the Parks Department is temporarily shut down, Tom starts packing up his office items. With the pending layoff, Tom has the option of seeking out a temporary job or becoming an entrepreneur.
See more: entrepreneurship, government shutdown, job search, layoffs, temp jobs, tradeoffs, unemployment