Leslie shares her opinion that a vendor at the farmers’ market has a crude display, and cites this as a reason to kick them out. Some citizens argue that government should not play an active role in dictating norms in society, but Leslie feels that’s the part of the government’s responsibility. This could be argued from a public choice perspective or as the role of government in correcting externalities.
Leslie goes on Pawnee Today to talk about the City Council’s approval ratings. Joan Callamezzo is not at her best and describes the situation as a fact when it’s really her opinion. This is a good opening segue to discussing normative vs positive statements.
Ron teaches his young basketball players that capitalism is God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor. In the long run of a perfectly competitive market, the worst performers should be pushed out of the market.