Absolute and comparative advantages differ in both meaning and importance. An individual or a country may have absolute advantages in producing several products and services whereas others may have comparative advantages. Give an example in which one person has absolute advantages in doing two things but another person has a comparative advantage in doing one of the tasks. Will both individuals benefit if they specialize in a task based on their comparative advantage and engage in trade? Why?
The circular flow diagram shows us how economic agents interact in various markets once the economic decisions (choices) are made. As an economic agent, in which market do you participate in the circular flow diagram? How does the flow diagram help you understand the roles of the economic agents in the market?