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INFLEXIBLE WAGES: The proposition that some wages adjust slowly in response to labor market shortages or surpluses. This condition is most important for macroeconomic activity in the short run and short-run aggregate market analysis. In particular, inflexible (also termed rigid or sticky) wages are a key reason underlying the positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve.

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GREEN LOGIGUIN
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who recognizes that the economy is a perpetual battle between producers and consumers, suppliers and demanders. Family and friends never seem to see more than one side of any problem or issue. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through mail order catalogs wanting to buy either a packet of address labels large enough for addresses of both the sender and the recipient or a key chain with a built-in flashlight and panic button. Be on the lookout for pencil sharpeners with an attitude. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter E, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 657159. Your preferred shopping venue is strip malls. Your special symbol is the equal sign (=).


Is this You?

As a Green Logiguin, you seek a balance in life and your market activities. You are logical and reasonable, always seeking to weigh costs and benefits, pros and cons, ups and downs, ins and outs, goods and bads. You are the embodiment of yin and yang. You know that there are two sides to every story and every market exchange. Sometimes you buy. Sometimes you sell. You search out the best deals, with the highest quality and lowest price.


This isn't me! What am I?
AVERAGE FIXED COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average fixed cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. This curve is constructed to capture the relation between average fixed cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. The average fixed cost curve is one of three average curves. The other two are average total cost curve and average variable cost curve. A related curve is the marginal cost curve.

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A Careful View Of WORKER SAFETY

It was THE most exciting baseball game in the long rivalry between the Shady Valley Primadonnas and the Oak Town Sludge Puppies. Two out, two on, the bottom of the ninth, the home team down by a run, and Harold "Hair Doo" Dueterman -- the Primadonnas' star center fielder -- up to bat. What excitement. What drama. Unfortunately Hair Doo hit the ball directly at the Primadonnas' runner on first. A line shot to the head. The runner was out. He was also unconscious. Game over. That was not the end to the excitement, though. Chucky Calhoun, the peanut vendor, was inadvertently decked by an enthusiastic fan and suffered a number of injuries as he tumbled down some concrete steps. Chucky, who has made repeated complaints to the Primadonnas owner (D. J. Goodluck) about unsafe working conditions, has filed a workers' compensation claim. What a mess. Too bad Hair Doo just didn't strike out like he usually does.
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The Dow Jones family of stock market price indexes began with a simple average of 11 stock prices in 1884.
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