Clip URL: https://criticalcommons.org/view?m=NivnDWGBe

Concepts: Law of diminishing marginal returns, negative externality

Background: The TV show depicts the consumption of alcohol by teenagers, as well as its related addiction. In this clip, some high schoolers are drinking at Petra’s archeological site. One student is believed to be so intoxicated that he fell off a cliff and died. Yassin’s stepfather is also an alcoholic.

Question: Using the concept of diminishing returns, can we determine theoretically an optimal quantity of alcohol an individual could drink?