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  • The Wire: DeAngelo Barksdale on Gatsby

    Literature → Books → The Great Gatsby
    DeAngelo Barksdale and other inmates discuss The Great Gatsby in the Maryland House of Correction.

  • The Wire: We Got an Elastic Product

    Economics → Product Elasticity → Product Elasticity of Demand
    Stringer Bell learns about product elasticity and then explains it to the gangsters he is in business with.

  • The Wire: What Are The Options?

    Economics → Macroeconomics → Inferior Good
    Stringer discusses with Mr. Lucas a company's options when it is operating in a competitive market and has an inferior product. Mr. Lucas suggests acquiring competitors or dropping the price to gain market share. He warns Stringer that the latter tactic will lead to lower product credibility and mentions the example of Worldcom.