o complete the Discussion activity, write a post that answers the following questions:
- Describe your understanding of the basic economic problem, or the “economizing problem.”
- In your answer, consider today’s Western standard of living with access to fresh water, abundant food, and spacious housing. Compare this to the standard of living at the turn of the previous century (1899-1900). What are the differences?
- In light of Principle 8, “A country’s standard of living depends on its ability to produce goods and services” (Chapter 1, Section 1-3a), explain how each of the following categories may have attributed to the increase in the standard of living: