a. When transaction costs are low enough, efficient resource allocation will follow regardless of the particular assignment of property rights. When transaction costs are high enough, efficient resource allocation requires assigning property rights to the party who values them the most. Give an example of each case.
b. Can you use the Normative Hobbes Theorem to justify legislation regulating the collective bargaining process between employers and employee unions?
c. When people strongly disagree, they may try to harm each other, or they may walk away from a potentially profitable exchange. What does the Normative Hobbes Theorem suggest the response of the law should be to these two possibilities?