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Market Failure in the Oil Industry

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Explain how market failure might occur in the oil industry.

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Externalities and Market Failure

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I. 🍃Introduction
A. Definition of market failure
B. Importance of addressing market failure in economics
C. Thesis statement

II. Over-consumption and over-production of oil
A. Explanation of the problem
B. External costs associated with oil production and consumption
C. Examples of market failure in the oil industry
D. Consequences of market failure in the oil industry

III. Monopoly power and market failure
A. Definition of monopoly power
B. How monopoly power leads to market failure
C. Examples of market failure due to monopoly power
D. Consequences of market failure due to monopoly power

IV. Government intervention to address market failure
A. Types of government intervention
B. Advantages and disadvantages of government intervention
C. Examples of successful government intervention to address market failure
D. Criticisms of government intervention

V. 👉Conclusion
A. Recap of main points
B. Implications of market failure for the economy and society
C. Call to action for addressing market failure
D. Final thoughts.

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