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Economics Chapter 1

by: Haley Morse

Economics Chapter 1 Eco 280

Haley Morse

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Introduction to Economics
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Date Created: 09/07/16
Economics Chapter 1 Economics: The study of how society chooses to allocate scarce resources in order to satisfy unlimited wants Scarce: Anything with a price greater than $0 (AKA not free) How do we allocate resources? How do we get things?  Stand in line First come first served  Price system Bidding  highest price gets the good  Barter Trade what you have with someone else for what they have.  Government helps give to those in need-not necessarily to the poor Resources: 1. Landincludes natural resourcesgets paid by Rent 2. Laborpaid in wages 3. Capital BondsGets paid in interest earnedTypically double tax exempt 4. Entrepreneurs Earn the Profit and keep it CPI: Percent change from one year ago All items Ideally: Price stability is within 2% Full Employment is between 5% and 5.2% unemployed Economic Growth is within 0.8% and 1.2%


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