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Which of the following is not an example of an externality?

Which of the following is NOT an example of an externality? Explain why the other examples are externalities and why the one you selected is not.

-government tax imposed on smog
-noise from a barking dog
-the loss of an ocean view because of new construction
-improved property values when a rundown house is remodeled
-groundwater pollution from an industrial facility

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Improved property values when a rundown house is remodelled. This is not a negative externality.

A government tax imposed on smog is an externality because if there were no smog, it would not increase profits for the company or entity that cleaned the ...

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This solution addresses the following externalities question:

Which of the following is NOT an example of an externality? Explain why the other examples are externalities and why the one you selected is not.

-government tax imposed on smog
-noise from a barking dog
-the loss of an ocean view because of new construction
-improved property values when a rundown house is remodeled
-groundwater pollution from an industrial facility

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