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ZERO-BASE BUDGET: A method of budgeting expenditures in which each expenditure is justified on its overall merits rather than being based on the budget for the previous year. A zero-base budget is most often proposed (but seldom implemented) for governments. Governments generally establish budget expenditures based on expenditures for the previous year. If, for example, budget expenditures last year were $100 billion, the requested budget for this year might be set at $110 billion. The existing $100 billion is a "given" and only the extra $10 billion is justified. With a zero-base budget, the entire $110 billion is justified.

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PINK FADFLY
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who will hunt down the latest fad and trend, no matter what it takes, no matter what the cost. Family and friends look to you for fashion advice, and rightfully so. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time lost in your local discount super center trying to buy either a how-to book on fine dining or a coffee cup commemorating the first day of winter. Be on the lookout for malfunctioning pocket calculators. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter P, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 361827. Your preferred shopping venue is high-end specialty stores. Your special symbol is the forward slash (/).


Is this You?

As a Pink Fadfly, you flutter from store to store, from product to product, looking for the latest fashions. You are the trend-setter and at the forefront of all fads. If it's new, if it's trendy, if it's on the cutting edge, you are there. Price is not important. Quality is not a prime consideration. For you it's not a matter of form over function or style over substance. The latest trend trumps all.


This isn't me! What am I?
AVERAGE PROPENSITY TO SAVE

The proportion of household income that is used for saving. The average propensity to save (abbreviated APS) is really nothing more than average saving. Together with the average propensity to consume, it indicates how a given level of income is divided between consumption and saving. A related saving measure is the marginal propensity to save.

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Stealing A Few Moments For CRIME

Like most consumers, workers, and taxpayers, I engage in market exchanges for a lot of stuff -- food, labor, shelter, entertainment, confectionery products. But as I wandered through the peaceful community of Shady Valley, U. S. of A., I entered a "market" that I would have rather avoided. That's right, as the title indicates, I exchange some crime. I was mugged -- relieved of several valuable possessions -- right in front of the Shady Valley police station. I did the selling and my mugger did the "buying." While my part in the exchange was involuntary, the mugger's part was quite voluntary. In fact, the perpetrator of this crime acted much like any consumer headed to Natural Ned's Nursery and Garden Center in search of a creeping juniper. Let's see why?
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Mark Twain said "I wonder how much it would take to buy soap buble if there was only one in the world."
"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward. "

-- Igor Sikorsky, aeronautical engineer

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