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One big question economics ponders is how to produce the greatest well-being using the fewest resources. Does monopolistic competition achieve that end? Hint: you may want to consider a particular monopolistically competitive industry such as clothing and imagine what it would look like if it were perfectly competitive instead. How would your answer depend on your definition of material well-being? Carefully Explain.

Material Well-Being:

Human well-being is a comprehensive notion that includes material well-being, our relations with family and friends, and our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Material well-being as an element of human well-being is measured through consumption patterns, income earned or assets or wealth that an individual possesses.

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Monopolistic competition is a mixture of perfect competition and monopoly market. It is characterized by a large number of buyers and sellers each...

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Monopolistic Competition: Definition, Theory, Characteristics & Examples

from Introduction to Business: Homework Help Resource

Chapter 3 / Lesson 56
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