The explanation of the utility maximization principle in the passage suggests that which one of the following would b...

Andrew on April 8, 2021

Why E?

Can you explain why E is better than the rest of the answers? I don't understand why E is correct. If the worker physically assaults his supervisor because his job dismissal was unwarranted and unfair, he would get a sense of justice for himself (benefit) that outweighs any consequences he may face (cost) which is described as rational in the passage.

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Emil on October 21 at 02:28PM

The other items are all economic, they are intentional crimes that one rationally does. Slugging your boss, while possibly satisfying, is not economically rational unless you and your boss are both boxers.