Suppose a public referendum is being held on whether or not to levy a tax on cigarettes. Currently, the supply of cigarettes is given by Qs = -105 +…
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The following two tables are used in all the following questions. Thus, part of the following questions involve determining exactly what you need for…
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In 1979 the median household in the U.S. earned $15,620 and by 2015 this was $76,800 (both of these values are nominal). As we’re looking at the median household, these numbers are representative of the typical American household as median means middle — that is, in 1979 half of all households earned more than $15,620 and half earned less (and the same holds for the 2015 value). These numbers include federal taxes as well as federal benefits. The CPI in 1979 was 72.6 and in 2015 it was 237. On average, how much did real median income grow per year over these years?

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Finally, for this and the following short-answer questions, please fully explain your answer and show all computations.

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