Sunday, December 23, 2012

2013 Hip Hop Artist Sharp Set to Release Man's Best Friend Mixtape

DMV Hip-Hop Artist Sharp set to release Man’s Best Friend mixtape

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- On December 22th, 22 year-old rap artist Sharp is set to release Man’s Best Friend, a mixtape inspired by the FX TV show Wilfred. Musically the mixtape is a blend of classic rock samples over hip-hop beats featuring live instruments.

Man’s Best Friend is the prelude to Sharp’s debut album entitled Music Therapy which is currently being recorded.
Sharp produced all of the beats with the help of The jnd, his production team founded in May 2012. D.J. Dyn-O-Might, singer/songwriter Julie Slonecki and guitarist Dylan Mills all lent their talents to the creation of the mixtape.
The mixtape was recorded at D.J. Dyn-O-Might’s DEG Studios in Maryland.


Sharp says about Man’s Best Friend, “Each song is like an episode of [Wilfred] and has a theme dealing with life.”
Sharp is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from Washington, D.C. A military brat, he was raised mostly in the D.C. area, also lived in Europe for three years. Sharp has been performing since the age of four and started hip-hop at 12 years-old.

In early 2012 he founded a production team, The jnd. He calls the team his music family.
Sharp Links:
The jnd, short for “just noticeably different”, produces instrumental music, original artwork and videos. Team members include musicians Sharp, D.J. Dyn-O-Might, Julie Slonecki, Billy Green, Dylan Mills, and visual artist/photographer Vanessa Ndege.

Here is that Exclusive leak from the mixtape.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

How To Get Legit Plays on SoundCloud

How to Get Plays on SoundCloud

In this post im going to tell you how to get plays on SoundCloud. I assume you know what SoundCloud is if you landed here via google search engine. For those of who you who dont know what SoundCloud is, i'll let you know. ComScore

About SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.
Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks.
It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare.
SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
For more about what SoundCloud can do, visit their tour page.
Don't have a free account yet? Sign Up!

Now you know what SoundCloud is and

you have some original music uploaded and you want to get plays.

You can join a website called CloudKillers


What is CloudKillers?

Simply put, CloudKillers is a website that offers real human feedback for Music Promotion at an incredible speed. You will find a highly interactive community that is ready to comment on your SoundCloud Productions. Labels will find the weight taken off their shoulders with this free Music Promotion solution with affordable pay solutions as well. If you're an artist looking for detailed critiques of your work, look no further then CloudKillers to get quality feedback. CloudKillers effectivly drives plays to your music through a community driven feedback services for Artists.


  • This site helps with SoundCloud Promotions
  • Register to get access to large user base of producers, artist and more.
  • Think of this site as a promotional Flash mob for music!
  • Share your commenting to get commenting!
  • Future tools being developed to help your music promotion
  • Human to Human SoundCloud Promotion
  • They are not affiliated with SoundCloud

So what are you waiting for? 

Join CloudKillers today!

Here is some of the friends ive made while using CloudKillers. Notice the amount of comments they have. ;)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Dangers of DWI by JEDISWIFT 2013 Trapcore Hiphop

The Dangers of DWI

If I as an american hiphop artist can make you feel something with my trapcore music, then I have accomplished my goal. This song is intended to make you feel a certain way. I'm not trying to endorse drunk driving in anyway, but merely show you the self centered monster that you become when you decide to do so. The Dangers of DWI by JEDISWIFT was inspired by my past experience.ComScore
A driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.10 or greater is seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash than is a driver who has not consumed alcoholic beverages, and a driver with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or greater is about 25 times more likely.
Basically, the more you drink the more likely you are to have an accident, and a fatal one. The same applies for the likelihood of having any vehicle accident, fatal or otherwise. Here's the cold hard facts:

More Likely to Have a Crash

A 160-pound person drinking two beers within an hour would probably have a BAC of 0.04, well below the legal limits of driving under the influence, but 1.4 times more likely to have an accident than someone who is sober.
Two more beers? The likelihood of an accident goes up almost tenfold. At .08 BAC, a driver is 11 times more likely than the non-drinking driver to be involved in a crash. As the amount of alcohol in the driver's system rises mathematically on the BAC scale, the likelihood of a traffic accident multiples.
Two more beers? Up to a six-pack now? The likelihood of having an accident is now 48 times higher than the abstainer and the driver has just now passed the 0.10 BAC level.

So.. What im saying is, dont drink and drive. Smoke pot and fly home kids.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What Am I Thankful for this Thanksgiving 2012?

I'm thankful for my beautiful wife Heather Franko for giving me the person in my life that im most thankful for, and thats my amazing son Aiden Christopher Franko. I feel like having my own little family this thanksgiving is something truly to be thankful for. 

I'm also thankful for my sister Ariana O'Donnell and Lani Camp for the over abundance of courage and bravery shown in the middle east.

I'm thankful for my family Scotty Grazier , Shelley FrankoToot Mattes , Clyde Katt , Fran Bunk Shaffer , Jordon GrazierZacc Grazier

Now some other things im thankful for.

Im thankful for adobe cs6 for being hackable, with out you i wouldnt be able to create videos.

Im thankful for financial aid, with out you, i wouldnt be able to get an education.

Which makes me thankful for Obama, which also makes me thankful Mitt Romney isnt the president.

I'm thankful for soundcloud for letting me put my music there for free.

I'm thankful for +jeremy noles and +scott williams for being my friend for so long.

I'm thankful for Producer SvvagHArdt for creating mad beats for me to rap on.

I'm thankful for my dreams, with out them i wouldnt know what the world could look like.

I'm thankful for clean squeeze caps, which reminds me to be thankful for entitlements.

I'm thankful to be different than you.

I'm thankful for all the people who said i couldnt do something because you gave me the fuel to be able to accomplish anything.

I'm thankful for my last twinkie i ate last night which makes me thankful for Little Debbie cloudcakes, cause they taste JUST LIKE TWINKIES. ♥

I'm thankful for the uncensored internet.

I'm thankful for the right for others to bare arms, a well armed populous is the best defense against tyranny.

I'm thankful for opensource and the linux community.

I'm thankful for inaccurate history, with out that, we wouldnt get to eat a gluttonous amounts of turkey and other foods today. ♥

I'm also thankful for all my friends.

I'm thankful for everyone who has read everything im thankful for. PRECIATE IT.

I'm thankful for thanksgiving, to give me the chance to remember what im thankful for even though we shouldnt need a designated day out the the 365 and we should do it everyday, but i mean w/e.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Preview of JEDISWIFT's New 2013 HipHop Song

JEDISWIFT 2013 HIPHOP MUSIC

I am the KING (Produced by SvvagHardt) off his upcoming 2013 Trap album, Heads or Tails.


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

2012 Music Two - JEDISWIFT

This is my newest CD, Check it out, share it, tell your friends. Hate it, idc, just listen! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

How long does it take PayPal to transfer money to Bank of America

If you have landed at this blog of random treasures, then you are probably wondering "How long does it take PayPal to transfer money to Bank of America" Going by the paypal documentation, it could take up to 3-5 days. For some banks this is probably true. I'll tell you my story though.

Some how when filling out my wife's fasfa forms i effed allllllllll the way up. It was a huge mess, let me tell you. All of our classes were purged and it didnt take them any time at all to do it. Well to make a long story short, we needed money and we needed money now, in order to pay for classes.

I do blogging, create android apps, and run a Hotel Price Comparrison website which happens to earn me some decent "just in case crap hits the fan" kinda of money that I tend to store all in paypal for a rainy day.. Usually it turns into random impulse shoe and geek shirt buys. This time that money saved my life!!!

The day was Wednesday 8/15/2012 and the time was roughly 2 pm. I transferred $852 from my paypal account into my Bank of America account. Last night paypal said the transaction was complete, and by 12:10 am EST. All that money has found its way into my bank account and this morning we have safely met the dead line. 

In conclusion, I believe the speeds may vary but I was extremely pleased that the money met the dead line in time to get all of our classes registered. Even though paypal has been known to do evil things when pressured by certain people, this time they came out on top for me. ^_^

Thanks for reading this, hope you enjoy my music below too. lol. HOLLA.

Question: How long does it take paypal to transfer money to bank of america?
Answer: 2 Business Days.



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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cheap Prices for Hotels during hard times

"Economies across the region face deepening recessions, especially in Spain and Italy" says The Washington Post

Consumer prices took a bigger than expected jump., reports CBS News.
"Well's there a little whiff of inflation," said Stuart Hoffman, senior vice president and chief economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. "But it mostly smelled like gasoline."
Gas prices have spiked 22 percent in just the past six months. During the recession, the inflation rate fell to its lowest levels in decades:
"Core inflation remains quite low, but it is beginning to rise," said Dean Maki of Barclays Capital.
With the winter frost damaging crops, food prices had their biggest spike in January in more than two years.
At Katz's deli in New York, manager Jake Dell Says it's cutting into profits.
"Every single one of our costs have gone up at least 2 percent. Some as high as 12 percent. That's a ridiculously high increase," said business owner Jake Dell.
Unfortunately, costs may be passed on to us, customers.
But just because cost are rising doesn't mean we shouldn't travel. In alot of cases some of us need to travel. Like myself. I travel a great deal due to the nature of my job and need to know where i can get the cheapest prices for hotels in order to lower my cost. 
Thats when a friend of mine suggested I use a website a friend of his told him. The site is CheapPricesForHotels.com
I hurried up and typed the address into google chrome and used the websites easy to use search tool. Next thing I knew, im saving a crap load of cash by comparing all the major hotel chains , and hotel websites, side by side to find the cheapest prices for hotels i have ever seen in my life. Like their logo says, "up to 80%"! I was dumb founded. Now you dont have to take my word for it. I suggest you give it a shot.
Hotels prices for hotels

Some of the popular destinations they offer cheap hotels for.



Barcelona, Spain
197 Hotels


Venice, Italy
742 Hotels




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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Boycott Chic-fil-a because they use MSG



You want a real reason to boycott #ChickFilA ?  I'll give you one.  They use MSG in their food.  It's listed twice as an ingredient in their chicken nuggets.  Want proof?  (link provided to prove what I say is true)

100% natural whole breast filet, seasoning (salt, monosodium glutamate , sugar, spices, paprika), seasoned coater (enriched bleached flour [bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate , nonfat milk, leavening [baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate], spice, soybean oil, color [paprika]), milk wash (water, egg, nonfat milk), peanut oil (fully refined peanut oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness and Dimethylpolysiloxane an anti-foaming agent added).

Their buttermilk ranch sauce also contains MSG:
http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Food/Menu-Detail/Buttermilk-Ranch-Sauce#?details=ingredients

Soybean oil, water, buttermilk, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, egg yolk, whey protein concentrate (milk), garlic juice, monosodium glutamate, sugar, natural flavor, xanthan gum, dehydrated onion, polysorbate 60, sodium benzoate added as preservative, spice, lactic acid, calcium disodium EDTA added to protect flavor.

You can view the list of ingredients in all of their food here:  http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Food/Menu


Special Thanks to +Ann McPherson for doing the homework.
https://plus.google.com/100763361312207707120/posts/WFoeNrPQi11

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Eastern North Carolina



Eastern North Carolina (sometimes abbreviated as ENC) is the area encompassing the eastern tier of North Carolina. It is known geographically as the state's Coastal Plain region. Primary subregions of Eastern North Carolina include the Fayetteville Metropolitan Area, the Lower Cape Fear (Wilmington Area), the Sandhills, the Inner Banks and the Outer Banks. It is composed of the 41 most eastern counties in the state. Large cities include Fayetteville, Greenville, Jacksonville, and Wilmington. In 1993, the State Legislature established seven regional economic development organizations and three of these serve eastern North Carolina - Northeast North Carolina Commission (covering 16 counties), North Carolina's Eastern Region (representing 13 counties surrounding North Carolin's Global TransPark), and North Carolina's Southeast Commission (assisting 11 counties).
Located east of the piedmont and west of the Atlantic Ocean, Eastern North Carolina contains very few major urban centers. Greenville is close to the region's geographic center. Fayetteville is the largest city in the region, followed by Wilmington and Greenville.

If you are a business located in Eastern North Carolina then you could benifit greatly from using ENC Marketing Company for your internet marketing goals.

ENC Marketing Company is North Carolina's premier internet marketing service. They've helped over 100 business's just like yours attract and maintain an internet audience, while building significance within that audience. Contact ENC Marketing Company now and learn how they can help your business grow. For a limited time they are offering a FREE SEO Report of your business's website just for contacting ENC Marketing Co via their contact form, just to show you how much they value you as a friend.



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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Empire Avenue

{EAV:2eed163321a9cef2}

So i was on google+ today doing my average thing scoping for something usefull. When a post for Empire Avenue came up in my stream. I was intrigued so i signed up for the website. Empire Avenue is a stock market simulation social network game that allows users to buy and sell shares of people and websites. The website started in February 2010 as an invitation-only closed beta before launching to the public in July 2010. Registration and game play is free.

How Empire Avenue is played.

Players have their own portfolio in a virtual economy. The price of a player's share depends on the ticker's stock buying and selling, along with social networking activity. Players can choose their own ticker symbol. The players can have multiple investors, which will garner them a higher share price, and they can invest in other players. Players win Achievements for their actions, such as advertising and adding services such as Twitter. Players gain dividends from the other shares in players they invest in, which are counted as Credits.
Social networks supported by Empire Avenue currently include FacebookTwitterFlickrYouTubeLinkedInFoursquareInstagramWordpress hosted blogs and the player's own blog and RSS feeds.

Empire Avenue is designed to drive social media activity and social media interaction between the registered members. Players' value increases, in part, as a result activity on social media sites and their own verified blogs and rss feeds. In addition, a player's value increases through dividends paid-out by other members he or she has invested in. Thus, the social media activity of a player's investments also contributes to his or her game wealth. It is in players' self-interest to follow, favorite, or otherwise contribute to the social media activity of those they invest in!

All and all i think Empire Avenue is an amazing idea and i can see this site becoming a pivitol campaign for all content creators!


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Poetry Picnic Week 37: Peace in Love Submission



Poetry Title : HOPING 
ill earn peace of mind
whenever i find
a piece of peace
left to find
not sure if my mind
 can tolerate
the another decline
another war
with me myself and i
inner struggle
fulled by a fruggle bubble
covering my cicatrix
with troubles
instead of divine

by JEDISWIFT written for
 Poetry Picnic Week 37: Peace in Love



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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Still 2012 Music



Hey whats up, long time no post on 2012 hiphop or 2012 music, but, im doing both of them, below is a  2012 music playlist of some of the newer masterpieces i have been working on. um.. I really love making music. Something i have learned tho.. For every fan you get, ten more kids will start to hate on your shit. But its like this, people only wanna bring you down when you are above them so. HATE ALL DAY BITCHES. You're pumpin my head up like ur gf does when my g-unit is in her mouth. You can also download 2012 hiphop music for free below :D



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Friday, April 27, 2012

Microeconomics2



      Question 1
      1 out of 1 points

      Welfare economics is the study of how
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      the allocation of resources affects economic well-being.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      the allocation of resources affects economic well-being.
      Question 2
      1 out of 1 points

      The study of how the allocation of resources affects economic well-being is called
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      welfare economics.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      welfare economics.
      Question 3
      1 out of 1 points

      An example of positive analysis is studying
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      how market forces produce equilibrium.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      how market forces produce equilibrium.
      Question 4
      1 out of 1 points

      Which of the Ten Principles of Economics does welfare economics explain more fully?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      Markets are usually a good way to organize economic activity.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      Markets are usually a good way to organize economic activity.
      Question 5
      1 out of 1 points

      The maximum price that a buyer will pay for a good is called the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      willingness to pay.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      willingness to pay.
      Question 6
      0 out of 1 points

      Suppose Larry, Moe, and Curly are bidding in an auction for a mint-condition video of Charlie Chaplin's first movie. Each has in mind a maximum amount that he will bid. This maximum is called
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      a resistance price.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      willingness to pay.
      Question 7
      1 out of 1 points

      On a graph, the area below a demand curve and above the price measures
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus.
      Question 8
      0 out of 1 points

      Table 7-2This table refers to five possible buyers' willingness to pay for a case of Vanilla Coke.
      Buyer
      Willingness To Pay
      David
      $8.50
      Laura
      $7.00
      Megan
      $5.50
      Mallory
      $4.00
      Audrey
      $3.50


      Refer to Table 7-2. If the market price is $3.80,
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      David, Laura, and Megan will be the only buyers of Vanilla Coke.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      Megan’s consumer surplus is $1.70 and total consumer surplus for the five individuals is $9.80.
      Question 9
      1 out of 1 points

      Table 7-3
      The only four consumers in a market have the following willingness to pay for a good:

      Buyer
      Willingness to Pay
      Carlos
      $15
      Quilana
      $25
      Wilbur
      $35
      Ming-la
      $45


      Refer to Table 7-3.  If the market price for the good is $20, who will purchase the good?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      Quilana, Wilbur, and Ming-la only
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Quilana, Wilbur, and Ming-la only
      Question 10
      0 out of 1 points

      Table 7-4The numbers in Table 7-1 reveal the maximum willingness to pay for a ticket to a Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball game at Wrigley Field. 

      Buyer
      Willingness to Pay
      Jennifer
      $10
      Bryce
      $15
      Dan
      $20
      David
      $25
      Ken
      $50
      Lisa
      $60


      Refer to Table 7-4.  If tickets sell for $20 each, then what is the total consumer surplus in the market?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $40
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $75
      Question 11
      0 out of 1 points

      Table 7-5 For each of three potential buyers of oranges, the table displays the willingness to pay for the first three oranges of the day. Assume Alex, Barb, and Carlos are the only three buyers of oranges, and only three oranges can be supplied per day.

       
      First Orange
      Second Orange
      Third Orange
      Allison
      $2.00
      $1.50
      $0.75
      Bob
      $1.50
      $1.00
      $0.80
      Charisse
      $0.75
      $0.25
      $0


      Refer to Table 7-5. If the market price of an orange is $1.20, then consumer surplus amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      $0.70.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $1.40.
      Question 12
      0 out of 1 points

      Table 7-6
      Buyer
      Willingness to Pay
      Michael
      $500
      Earvin
      $400
      Larry
      $350
      Charles
      $300


      Refer to Table 7-6.  You have four essentially identical extra tickets to the Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.  The table shows the willingness to pay of the four potential buyers in the market for a ticket to the game.  You offer to sell the tickets for $325.  How many tickets do you sell, and what is the total consumer surplus in the market?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      one ticket; $175
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      three tickets; $275
      Question 13
      1 out of 1 points

      Table 7-6
      Buyer
      Willingness to Pay
      Michael
      $500
      Earvin
      $400
      Larry
      $350
      Charles
      $300


      Refer to Table 7-6.  You are selling extra tickets to the Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.  The table shows the willingness to pay of the four potential buyers in the market for a ticket to the game.  Which of the following graphs represents the market demand curve?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  

      Correct Answer:
       a.  

      Question 14
      0 out of 1 points

      You are offered a free ticket to see the Chicago Cubs play the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field.  Assume the ticket has no resale value.  Willie Nelson is performing on the same night, and his concert is your next-best alternative activity.  Tickets to see Willie Nelson cost $40.  On any given day, you would be willing to pay up to $50 to see and hear Willie Nelson perform.  Assume there are no other costs of seeing either event.  Based on this information, at a minimum, how much would you have to value seeing the Cubs play the White Sox to accept the ticket and go to the game?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $0
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $10
      Question 15
      0 out of 1 points

      Chuck would be willing to pay $20 to attend a dog show, but he buys a ticket for $15.  Chuck values the dog show at
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $5.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $20.
      Question 16
      1 out of 1 points

      If a consumer places a value of $15 on a particular good and if the price of the good is $17, then the 
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      consumer does not purchase the good.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      consumer does not purchase the good.
      Question 17
      0 out of 1 points

      If a consumer places a value of $20 on a particular good and if the price of the good is $25, then the 
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      market is out of equilibrium.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      consumer does not purchase the good.
      Question 18
      1 out of 1 points

      If a consumer is willing and able to pay $20 for a particular good and if he pays $16 for the good, then for that consumer, consumer surplus amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $4.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $4.
      Question 19
      1 out of 1 points

      Suppose Lauren, Leslie and Lydia all purchase bulletin boards for their rooms for $15 each. Lauren's willingness to pay was $35, Leslie's willingness to pay was $25, and Lydia's willingness to pay was $30. Total consumer surplus for these three would be
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $45.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $45.
      Question 20
      0 out of 1 points

      Abraham drinks Mountain Dew. He can buy as many cans of Mountain Dew as he wishes at a price of $0.55 per can. On a particular day, he is willing to pay $0.95 for the first can, $0.80 for the second can, $0.60 for the third can, and $0.40 for the fourth can. Assume Abraham is rational in deciding how many cans to buy. His consumer surplus is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      $0.50.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $0.70.
      Question 21
      1 out of 1 points

      Cameron visits a sporting goods store to buy a new set of golf clubs. He is willing to pay $750 for the clubs but buys them on sale for $575. Cameron's consumer surplus from the purchase is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $175.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $175.
      Question 22
      1 out of 1 points

      Suppose there is an early freeze in California that reduces the size of the lemon crop. What happens to consumer surplus in the market for lemons?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      Consumer surplus decreases.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      Consumer surplus decreases.
      Question 23
      1 out of 1 points

      All else equal, what happens to consumer surplus if the price of a good decreases?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      Consumer surplus increases.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Consumer surplus increases.
      Question 24
      1 out of 1 points

      If the price of oak lumber increases, what happens to consumer surplus in the market for oak cabinets?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      Consumer surplus decreases.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Consumer surplus decreases.
      Question 25
      1 out of 1 points

      When the demand for a good increases and the supply of the good remains unchanged, consumer surplus
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      may increase, decrease, or remain unchanged.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      may increase, decrease, or remain unchanged.
      Question 26
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-1

      Refer to Figure 7-1.  If the price of the good is $250, then consumer surplus amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $50.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $50.
      Question 27
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-1

      Refer to Figure 7-1.  If the price of the good is $50, then consumer surplus amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $500.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $600.
      Question 28
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-1

      Refer to Figure 7-1.  If the price of the good is $200, then
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus is $150.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus is $150.
      Question 29
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-2

      Refer to Figure 7-2. When the price rises from P1 to P2, consumer surplus
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      decreases by an amount equal to B+C.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      decreases by an amount equal to B+C.
      Question 30
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-2

      Refer to Figure 7-2. Area C represents the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      consumer surplus to new consumers who enter the market when the price falls from P2 to P1.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      consumer surplus to new consumers who enter the market when the price falls from P2 to P1.
      Question 31
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-5


      Refer to Figure 7-5.  At the equilibrium price, consumer surplus is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $600.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $300.
      Question 32
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 7-6


      Refer to Figure 7-6.  What happens to the consumer surplus if the price rises from $100 to $150?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      The new consumer surplus is 25 percent of the original consumer surplus.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      The new consumer surplus is 25 percent of the original consumer surplus.
      Question 33
      1 out of 1 points

      Consumer surplus is a good measure of economic welfare if policymakers want to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      respect the preferences of buyers.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      respect the preferences of buyers.
      Question 34
      1 out of 1 points

      When policymakers are considering a particular action, they can use consumer surplus as a(n)
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      Both b) and c) are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      Both b) and c) are correct.
      Question 35
      1 out of 1 points

      To fully understand how taxes affect economic well-being, we must compare the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      decrease in total surplus to the increase in revenue raised by the government.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      decrease in total surplus to the increase in revenue raised by the government.
      Question 36
      1 out of 1 points

      Which of the following tools help us evaluate how taxes affect economic well-being?
      (i)
      consumer surplus
      (ii)
      producer surplus
      (iii)
      tax revenue
      (iv)
      deadweight loss
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv)
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv)
      Question 37
      1 out of 1 points

      A tax affects
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      buyers, sellers, and the government.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      buyers, sellers, and the government.
      Question 38
      0 out of 1 points

      When a tax is imposed on a good, the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      demand curve for the good always shifts.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      equilibrium quantity of the good always decreases.
      Question 39
      1 out of 1 points

      A tax levied on the sellers of a good shifts the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      supply curve upward (or to the left).
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      supply curve upward (or to the left).
      Question 40
      1 out of 1 points

      A tax levied on the buyers of a good shifts the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      demand curve downward (or to the left).
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      demand curve downward (or to the left).
      Question 41
      1 out of 1 points

      When tires are taxed and sellers of tires are required to pay the tax to the government,
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      the quantity of tires bought and sold in the market is reduced.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      the quantity of tires bought and sold in the market is reduced.
      Question 42
      1 out of 1 points

      When a tax is placed on the buyers of a product, a result is that buyers effectively pay
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      more than before the tax, and sellers effectively receive less than before the tax.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      more than before the tax, and sellers effectively receive less than before the tax.
      Question 43
      0 out of 1 points

      A tax placed on a good
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      causes the effective price to sellers to increase.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      causes the equilibrium quantity of the good to decrease.
      Question 44
      1 out of 1 points

      The benefit to buyers of participating in a market is measured by
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      consumer surplus.
      Question 45
      1 out of 1 points

      For the purpose of analyzing the gains and losses from a tax on a good, we use tax revenue as a direct measure of the
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      government's benefit from the tax.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      government's benefit from the tax.
      Question 46
      1 out of 1 points

      Relative to a situation in which gasoline is not taxed, the imposition of a tax on gasoline causes the quantity of gasoline demanded to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      decrease and the quantity of gasoline supplied to decrease.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      decrease and the quantity of gasoline supplied to decrease.
      Question 47
      1 out of 1 points

      Total surplus with a tax is equal to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      consumer surplus plus producer surplus plus tax revenue.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      consumer surplus plus producer surplus plus tax revenue.
      Question 48
      1 out of 1 points

      Taxes cause deadweight losses because taxes
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      All of the above are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      All of the above are correct.
      Question 49
      1 out of 1 points

      A deadweight loss is a consequence of a tax on a good because the tax
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      induces buyers to consume less, and sellers to produce less.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      induces buyers to consume less, and sellers to produce less.
      Question 50
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  Total surplus before the tax is measured by the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      J+K+L+M.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      I+J+K+L+M+Y.
      Question 51
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The tax revenue is measured by the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      J+K+L+M.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      K+L.
      Question 52
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The area measured by L+M+Y represents
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      producer surplus after the tax.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      producer surplus before the tax.
      Question 53
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The area measured by M represents
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      producer surplus after the tax.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      producer surplus after the tax.
      Question 54
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The producer surplus after the tax is measured by the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      M.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      M.
      Question 55
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The area measured by J represents
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      consumer surplus after the tax.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      consumer surplus after the tax.
      Question 56
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The consumer surplus after the tax is measured by the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      J+K+I.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      J.
      Question 57
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-1


      Refer to Figure 8-1.  Suppose the government imposes a tax of P' - P'''.  The deadweight loss due to the tax is measured by the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      J+K+L+M.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      I+Y.
      Question 58
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-2
      The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-2.  The imposition of the tax causes the price paid by buyers to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      decrease by $4.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      increase by $3.
      Question 59
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-2
      The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-2.  The per-unit burden of the tax on sellers is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $2.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $2.
      Question 60
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-2
      The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-2.  Consumer surplus without the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $6, and consumer surplus with the tax is $1.50.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $6, and consumer surplus with the tax is $1.50.
      Question 61
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-2
      The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-2.  The loss of consumer surplus associated with some buyers dropping out of the market as a result of the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $4.50.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      $1.50.
      Question 62
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-3The vertical distance between points A and C represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-3. The price that sellers effectively receive after the tax is imposed is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      P1.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      P1.
      Question 63
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-3The vertical distance between points A and C represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-3. The per-unit burden of the tax on sellers is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      P3 - P1.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      P2 - P1.
      Question 64
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-3The vertical distance between points A and C represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-3. Which of the following equations is valid for the deadweight loss of the tax?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      Deadweight loss = (1/2)(P3 - P1)(Q2 - Q1)
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Deadweight loss = (1/2)(P3 - P1)(Q2 - Q1)
      Question 65
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-4The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.

      Refer to Figure 8-4. The equilibrium price before the tax is imposed is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $12, and the equilibrium quantity is 70.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $8, and the equilibrium quantity is 100.
      Question 66
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-4The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.

      Refer to Figure 8-4. The amount of the tax on each unit of the good is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $8.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      $7.
      Question 67
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-4The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.

      Refer to Figure 8-4. The amount of deadweight loss as a result of the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $105.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $105.
      Question 68
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-4The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.

      Refer to Figure 8-4. The tax results in a loss of producer surplus that amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $45.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $255.
      Question 69
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-5Suppose that the government imposes a tax of P3 - P1.


      Refer to Figure 8-5. The equilibrium price before the tax is imposed is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      P2.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      P2.
      Question 70
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-5Suppose that the government imposes a tax of P3 - P1.


      Refer to Figure 8-5. After the tax is levied, consumer surplus is represented by area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      A.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      A.
      Question 71
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-5Suppose that the government imposes a tax of P3 - P1.


      Refer to Figure 8-5. The tax causes a reduction in producer surplus that is represented by area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      D+H.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      D+H.
      Question 72
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-5Suppose that the government imposes a tax of P3 - P1.


      Refer to Figure 8-5. The benefit to the government is measured by
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      tax revenue and is represented by area B+D.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      tax revenue and is represented by area B+D.
      Question 73
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-5Suppose that the government imposes a tax of P3 - P1.


      Refer to Figure 8-5. The loss in total welfare that results from the tax is represented by area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      A+B+D+F.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      C+H.
      Question 74
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. When the tax is imposed in this market, the price buyers effectively pay is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $6.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $16.
      Question 75
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. The amount of the tax on each unit of the good is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      $10.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      $10.
      Question 76
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. Total surplus with the tax in place is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $4,500.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $4,500.
      Question 77
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. What happens to producer surplus when the tax is imposed in this market?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      Producer surplus falls by $600.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      Producer surplus falls by $1,800.
      Question 78
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. What happens to total surplus in this market when the tax is imposed?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      Total surplus increases by $3,000.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      Total surplus decreases by $1,500.
      Question 79
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-6The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-6. The tax results in a deadweight loss that amounts to
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $1,800.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      $1,500.
      Question 80
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-7The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-7. Which of the following statements is correct?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      All of the above are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Total surplus before the tax is imposed is $250.
      Question 81
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-7The vertical distance between points A and B represents a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-7. Which of the following statements is correct?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      All of the above are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      After the tax is imposed, producer surplus is 36 percent of its pre-tax value.
      Question 82
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-8 Suppose the government imposes a $10 per unit tax on a good. 


      Refer to Figure 8-8. The decrease in consumer and producer surpluses that is not offset by tax revenue is the area
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      C+F.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      C+F.
      Question 83
      0 out of 1 points

      Scenario 8-1
      Erin would be willing to pay as much as $100 per week to have her house cleaned. Ernesto's opportunity cost of cleaning Erin’s house is $70 per week.

      Refer to Scenario 8-1. If Erin pays Ernesto $80 to clean her house, Erin’s consumer surplus is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      $10.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $20.
      Question 84
      0 out of 1 points

      Scenario 8-1
      Erin would be willing to pay as much as $100 per week to have her house cleaned. Ernesto's opportunity cost of cleaning Erin’s house is $70 per week.

      Refer to Scenario 8-1. Assume Erin is required to pay a tax of $15 when she hires someone to clean her house. Which of the following is true?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      All of the above are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      Erin will continue to hire Ernesto to clean her house, but her consumer surplus will decline.
      Question 85
      0 out of 1 points

      Scenario 8-2Tom mows Stephanie's lawn for $25. Tom’s opportunity cost of mowing Stephanie’s lawn is $20, and Stephanie's willingness to pay Tom to mow her lawn is $28.

      Refer to Scenario 8-2. If Stephanie hires Tom to mow her lawn, Stephanie’s consumer surplus is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $5.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $3.
      Question 86
      0 out of 1 points

      Scenario 8-2Tom mows Stephanie's lawn for $25. Tom’s opportunity cost of mowing Stephanie’s lawn is $20, and Stephanie's willingness to pay Tom to mow her lawn is $28.

      Refer to Scenario 8-2. If Stephanie hires Tom to mow her lawn, Tom’s producer surplus is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $3.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $5.
      Question 87
      0 out of 1 points

      Suppose a tax of $5 per unit is imposed on a good, and the tax causes the equilibrium quantity of the good to decrease from 200 units to 100 units.  The tax decreases consumer surplus by $450 and decreases producer surplus by $300.  The deadweight loss from the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $750.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $250.
      Question 88
      0 out of 1 points

      Andre walks Julia’s dog once a day for $50 per week.  Julia values this service at $60 per week, while the opportunity cost of Andre’s time is $30 per week.  The government places a tax of $35 per week on dog walkers.  After the tax, what is the loss in total surplus?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $25
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $30
      Question 89
      0 out of 1 points

      Andre walks Julia’s dog once a day for $50 per week.  Julia values this service at $60 per week, while the opportunity cost of Andre’s time is $30 per week.  The government places a tax of $35 per week on dog walkers.  After the tax, what is the total surplus?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $50
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $0
      Question 90
      1 out of 1 points

      Diana is a personal trainer whose client Charles pays $80 per hour-long session.  Charles values this service at $100 per hour, while the opportunity cost of Diana’s time is $75 per hour.  The government places a tax of $10 per hour on personal trainers.  Before the tax, what is the total surplus?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      $25
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $25
      Question 91
      0 out of 1 points

      Diana is a personal trainer whose client Charles pays $80 per hour-long session.  Charles values this service at $100 per hour, while the opportunity cost of Diana’s time is $75 per hour.  The government places a tax of $10 per hour on personal trainers.  After the tax, what is likely to happen in the market for personal training?
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      The price will remain at $80, and Diana will pay the $10 tax.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      Diana and Charles will agree to a new price somewhere between $85 and $100.
      Question 92
      1 out of 1 points

      A tax
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       d.  
      Both b) and c) are correct.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      Both b) and c) are correct.
      Question 93
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-9
      The vertical distance between points A and C represent a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-9.  The equilibrium price and quantity before the imposition of the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      P=$600 and Q=40.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      P=$600 and Q=40.
      Question 94
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-9
      The vertical distance between points A and C represent a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-9.  The amount of the tax on each unit of the good is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $300.
      Correct Answer:
       b.  
      $500.
      Question 95
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-9
      The vertical distance between points A and C represent a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-9.  The amount of tax revenue received by the government is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       c.  
      $10,000.
      Correct Answer:
       c.  
      $10,000.
      Question 96
      1 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-9
      The vertical distance between points A and C represent a tax in the market.


      Refer to Figure 8-9.  The producer surplus with the tax is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       a.  
      $3,000.
      Correct Answer:
       a.  
      $3,000.
      Question 97
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-10

      Refer to Figure 8-10.  Suppose the government imposes a tax that reduces the quantity sold in the market after the tax to Q2.  The price that buyers pay is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      P5.
      Correct Answer:
       d.  
      P2.
      Question 98
      0 out of 1 points

      Figure 8-10

      Refer to Figure 8-10.  Suppose the government imposes a tax that reduces the quantity sold in the market after the tax to Q2.  The price that sellers receive is
      Answer
      Selected Answer:
       b.  
      P5.
      Correct Answer: