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  • As The Price Of Goods And Services
    677 words
    Many people think that economics is about money. Well, to some extent this true. Economics has a lot to do with money: with how much money people are paid; how much they spend: what it costs to buy various items; how much money firms earn; how much money there is in total in the economy. But despite the large number of areas in which our lives are concerned with money, economics is more than just the study of money. It is concerned with: The production of goods and services: how much the economy...
  • Alternative Uses Of Scarce Resources Opportunity Cost
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    Utility: satisfaction derived from consuming a good. Profit: Profit = TR - TC = Q (AR-AC). Normal Profit: profit that the firm could make by using its resources in their next best use (opportunity cost) Supernormal profit: profit above normal profit. Welfare maximization: Adaptive Expectations: where decisions are based upon past information. Rational Expectations: where decisions are based on current information and anticipated future events. Rational economic behavior: Positive: scientific or ...
  • Scarcity And Choice Economics
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    Economics, Scarcity, and Choice Economics: is the study of choice under conditions of scarcity Scarcity: a situation in which the amount of something available is insufficient to satisfy the desire for it. - time and purchasing power are scarce As individual's, we face a scarcity of time and spending power. Given more of either, we could have more of the goods and services that we desire. Resources: the land, labor, and capital that are used to produce goods and services - scarce labor - the tim...
  • Common Resources As Goods
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    The main goal of free trade is to make trade between nations easier and less costly. The way it achieves this goal is by removing barriers such as tariffs, eliminating regulations and dismissing certain standards, which allows the market to balance itself through the pressures of market demands. The free trade system has existed now for just over two-hundred years, beginning just after the industrial revolution. It has been successful in promoting independent action, advancing technology and thu...
  • Their Economic Activities And Legal Entities
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Roberto Calvo Macias, a young author and thinker from Spain, once wrote to me that it is impossible to design a coherent philosophy of Economy without accounting for the (sad) fact that we are mortals. This insight is intriguing. It is not that we refrain from Death in dealing with matters economic. What are estate laws, annuities, life insurance policies - but ways to cope with the Great Harvester But this, admittedly,...
  • Price Of A Scarce Material
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    The following facts are true of scarcity: 1. People economize, that is, they choose the alternative which seems best to them (involves the least cost and the greatest benefit.) 2. All choices involve cost. The opportunity cost is the second best choice people give up when they make their first (best) choice (Hazlitt, 41). 3. The consequences of choice lie in the future. Economics stresses making decisions about the future -- what happens next -- because we cannot influence what happened in the p...
  • Economic Value Per Unit Of Raw Material
    750 words
    Economics Presidents, cabinet members, congressmen, senators, TV pundits, editorial writers, leaders of business and labor, and taxpayers talk about the American economy. That is natural and good. Much of our lives center on the economy. A great deal of this talk, though, proceeds in ignorance of basic facts about the American economy or, what is worse, makes assumptions about it that are not so, or at least are highly doubtful. By basic facts I mean those that refer to the condition of the coun...
  • Foreign Policy Albanias
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    Introduction Today, Albania is a real mess. What is currently occurring in the region complicates the situation even further. I'm not sure what Albania should do for the next ten days, let alone ten years. But, I will try to discuss economics and resources. Second, past and current military and diplomatic policy. Finally, I want to tie all of this to the idea of adopting the policies and philosophies of the Western democracies. Only through the aid, encouragement and protection of the West, can ...
  • Chapter 2 Q 2 Answer
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    In the standard restaurant, the marginal benefit to the eater would be pleasure of eating, but the marginal cost- spend money is greater than the marginal benefit to the eater. In the buffet-style restaurant, the marginal cost benefit, it just charges a single price, so the eater becomes a glutton. CHAPTER 2 Q 2 Answer: Economic growth is result of increases in supplies of resources; improvements in resource quality and technological advance. Use the government subsidy that is full employment an...
  • Access To The Resource O Areas
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    Basic Managing Fishery Resources OUTLINE Basic Overview Types of management- 1. Input controls- "limiting the capacity of fishermen to remove fish from the stock' Types of Input controls: ? Limited entry licensing- # of vessels? Vessel size / power restrictions- problem- works as a challenge- not a barrier? Gear restriction: create specifications with the goal of protecting certain size / species or habitats? Days at sea: controls effort and distributes? Close times: protect during essential tim...

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