A Knight's Tale

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Graphing, Game Theory, Income & Poverty, International Trade & Finance

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Three peasants wrestle with how to spend 15 silver coins that they have won in a jousting tournament. One of the peasants (played by Heath Ledger) encourages the other peasants to reinvest their winnings in training and equipment so that they can make more money later. This creates tension between consuming more now and saving more with the hopes of enjoying a higher standard of living later. The three peasants, after an extended argument, decide to spend two coins now and reinvest the other 13 coins in jousting equipment and training. You can use this clip to show how an increase in investment can expand the PPC in the long run.

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