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brief summary of economic cost & diminishing returns

Give a brief summary of economic costs. In the short-run, why might a firm still operate even when there is a loss.
Explain the law of diminishing returns in your own words. This idea can be applied to almost anything in economics. Think about your own utility from consumption. Give a personal example of diminishing utility.

What are some advantages and disadvantages to large counties?

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1.Give a brief summary of economic costs.......

Economic costs are the payments a firm must make, or incomes it must provide, to resource suppliers to attract those resources away from their best alternative production opportunities. ...

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Post discusses economic costs & application of the law of diminishing returns