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AGGREGATE: A common modifier for an assortment of economic terms used in the study of macroeconomics that signifies a comprehensive, often national, total value. This modifier most often surfaces in the study of the AS-AD, or "aggregate market", model of the economy with such terms as aggregate demand and aggregate supply. For example, aggregate demand indicates the total demand for production in the macroeconomy and aggregate supply indicates the total amount of that output produced. Two other noted "aggregate" terms are aggregate expenditures and aggregate production function.

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BROWN PRAGMATOX
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You are the type of person who never wavers in the pursuit of a goal once you have deemed it worth pursuing. Family and friends occasionally strap large packages to your back for no apparent reason. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time wandering around the shopping mall trying to buy either several magazines on time travel or 500 feet of telephone cable. Be on the lookout for defective microphones. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter J, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 885118. Your preferred shopping venue is thrift stores. Your special symbol is the comma (,).


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As a Brown Pragmatox, you are down-to-earth and practical. You are hard working and industrious. You are frugal to the point that you might even refrain from making a purchase that you really, really need. Doing so often causes problems down the road. You definitely go with function over form and substance over style.


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ECONOMIES OF SCALE

Declining long-run average cost that occurs as a firm increases all inputs and expands its scale of production. Economies of scale result from increasing returns to scale and are graphically illustrated by a negatively-sloped long-run average cost curve. Economies of scale usually occur for relatively small levels of production and are then overwhelmed by diseconomies of scale for relatively large production levels. Together, economies of scale and diseconomies of scale create a U-shaped long-run average cost curve.

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Hunger is, of course, an avoidable malady when ambling through the economy. At the present, I'm easily tempted by a hamburger, fries, and large cola -- a pedestrian meal if there ever was one. As luck would have it, we've found ourselves at the door of Big Ott's Boiled Burger Buffet. Luck, though, is not totally on our side. Big Ott's has a large sign prominently posted at the entry to his establishment. It screams in no uncertain terms: NO PEDESTRIANS ALLOWED. As a well-known, card-carrying pedestrian, I am, to say the least, taken aback. Why on earth would Big Ott's Boiled Burger Buffet refuse service to pedestrians? A quick quiz of an employee reveals that Big Ott once swerved off the sidewalk to avoid striking a pedestrian, causing extensive damage to his sleek, new OmniMotors XL GT 9000 convertible sport coupe. His anger has been since extended to all who travel by foot.
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State of the ECONOMY

U.S. National Debt
January 3, 2017
$19,951,017,689,395.11
Up over $1 trillion in 2016: U.S. Debt Clock

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The word "fiscal" is derived from a Latin word meaning "moneybag."
"No man, for any considerable time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true."

-- Nathanial Hawthorne, Author

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