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I am reading Principles of Economics by Gregory Mankiw and found a less obvious sentence. It goes like this, "As we go about our lives, many of our decisions affect not only ourselves but other people as well." I didn't get what the author was saying. Can anyone help me find out? You can check the whole thing on page no.8 in the following mentioned pdf. https://ia903408.us.archive.org/4/items/economics_202104/Principles%20of%20Economics.pdf

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    $\begingroup$ What exactly is unclear? Assume you decide to eat the last apple that you had at home, so no one else will be able to eat an apple in teh house until someone buys more apples. Therefore, your decision to eat an apple affected not only you but the other people who live in your household. $\endgroup$
    – AKdemy
    Aug 5 at 21:16

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