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The late, great Milton Friedman Nobel-prize winning Chicago-school economist Milton Friedman is famous for saying, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." Sci-fi novelist Robert Heilein also used the phrase in his book "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." The term means that nothing is free, and if something seems free, it's just that you're getting charged through a back-door means; e.g., a bar might offer you a free lunch but you pay for it in the price of drinks. More likely is that it may be free to for some people, but someone else is picking up the tab. TANSTAAFL Actually, Robert Heinlein wrote "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." Often shortened to TANSTAAFL in written conversations these days. "There is no such thing as a free lunch" refers to economics. In economics everything from our time to money is a resource. To have a "free lunch" is to give up a resource, "time", that could be used elsewhere. So although you gain a "free lunch", you lose a resource.
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Example of there is no free lunch?

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What are the example of there is no such thing as a free lunch?

There is no such thing as a free lunch because all actions, even if their strict accounting cost is zero, have an opportunity cost which is the highest-valued alternative fore
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Why is there a free lunch?

maybe if a family is having a bad time with family, then they would ask the school if their child could have free meals:) hope this helped -KateMugele