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Consider an employee who does not receive employer-based health insuranceand must divide her $700 per week in after-tax income between health insur-ance and other goods

Consider an employee who does not receive employer-based health insuranceand must divide her $700 per week in after-tax income between health insur-ance and “other goods.” Draw this worker’s opportunity set if the price of healthThe Theory of Individual Behavior16.17.18.19.20.151insurance is $100 per week and the price of “other goods” is $100 per week. Onthe same graph, illustrate how the opportunity set would change if the employeragreed to give this employee $100 worth of health insurance per week (undercurrent tax laws, this form of compensation is nontaxable). Would thisemployee be better or worse off if, instead of the health insurance, the employergave her a $100 per week raise that was taxable at a rate of 25 percent? Explain.An internal study at Mimeo Corporation—a manufacturer of low-endphotocopiers—revealed that each of its workers assembles three photocopiersper hour and is paid $3 for each assembled copier. Although the companydoes not have the resources needed to supervise the workers, a full-timeinspector verifies the quality of each unit produced before a worker is paid forhis or her output. You have been asked by your superior to evaluate a newproposal designed to cut costs. Under the plan, workers would be paid a fixedwage of $8 per hour. Would you favor the plan? Explain.

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