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DISSAVING: Negative saving during a given period of time in which consumption expenditures exceed disposable income. Dissaving is made possible by spending past or future disposable income on current consumption, that is, using income saved from previous periods or borrowing income to be earned in future periods. Saving is generally illustrated by the vertical difference when between the consumption line and the 45-degree line. Dissaving results when the 45-degree line lies above the consumption line.

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BLUE PLACIDOLA
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who would lose in a head-to-head race with a glacier. Family and friends use you either as a paperweight or boundary marker. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time waiting for visits from door-to-door solicitors wanting to buy either a coffee cup commemorating the 2000 Olympics or a birthday gift for your grandmother. Be on the lookout for strangers with large satchels of used undergarments. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter I, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 008465. Your preferred shopping venue is department stores. Your special symbol is the at sign (@).


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As a Blue Placidola, you are easy-going and even-tempered, calm and composed. For you, the hectic pace of a crowded shopping mall during the holiday rush is nothing, it's little more than a tranquil stroll in the park. Life is good. Life goes on. Why worry. You are a happy shopper and you seldom fret over trivial details of a market exchange, in part because you are astute enough to get moderately low prices and relatively good deals.


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TOTAL FACTOR COST, MONOPSONY

The opportunity cost incurred by a monopsony when using a given factor of production to produce a good or service. This is the total cost associated with the use of a particular resource or factor of production--it is the total cost of the factor. For monopsony, the price paid increases with the quantity purchased and total factor cost increases at an increasing rate. Total factor cost is predominately used in the analysis of the factor market. Two derivative factor cost measures are average factor cost and marginal factor cost.

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The Depths Of DEPRESSION

In the discussion of recession we see that one of the problems confronting both pedestrians and the economy is stepping in an occasional pothole. These potholes are usually small and do little damage. Every now and then, however, our economy falls face first into one humdinger of pothole that's big enough to swallow the better part of a marching band. Rather than a mere recessionary pothole, these are best thought of as depressionary canyons. The Great Depression of the 1930s was the most memorable depressionary canyon on record for the good old U. S. of A. The question we need to ponder over the next few pages is: Are there any more depressionary canyons like the 1930s lurking along the economic pavement?
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General Electric is the only stock from the original 1896 Dow Jones Industrial Average remaining in the current index.
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. "

-- Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer

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