Assignment 1February 24, 2021
Read the case study on page 27 “Protecting Endangered Species with Private Property Rights.” Write an essay 1,000-1,250 words, answering the following questions:
Economists argue that scarcity is different than poverty. To understand why many wild animals are scarce we need to look at scarcity in the context of private property. Explain how scarcity is affected by private property rights in the case study.
Compare and contrast how incentives accompanying private property rights can both help protect and endanger the rhino, an endangered species.
Be sure to cite at least three relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. These sources can include trade journals and think tank reports. Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Topic Materials.