Positive and normative statements

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Intros
Lessons
  1. Positive & Normative Statements Overview:
  2. Positive Statements
    • Can be tested, changed or rejected
    • Example
  3. Normative Statements
    • Subjective, and cannot be tested
    • Example
  4. Unscrambling Cause and Effect
    • Ceteris Paribus
    • Example of this in positive statements
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Examples
Lessons
  1. Understanding Positive Statements & Normative Statements
    Is the following a positive statement or normative statement?
    1. "Poverty is the most serious economic problem."
  2. Is the following a positive statement or normative statement?
    1. "The government should ban smoking."
  3. Is the following a positive statement or normative statement?
    1. "Increasing income tax will discourage the unemployed to find work."
  4. Understanding Unscrambling Cause and Effect
    Ceteris paribus is a Latin term that means
    1. "All things being equal"
    2. "Other things being equal"
    3. "All things being different"
    4. "Other things being different"
  5. Fill in the blank:
    1. By varying one factor and holding all other relevant factors ___________, we can investigate the _____________ of the factor.