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RIGID PRICES: The proposition that some prices adjust slowly in response to market shortages or surpluses. This condition is most important for macroeconomic activity in the short run and short-run aggregate market analysis. In particular, rigid (also termed inflexible or sticky) prices are a key reason underlying the positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve. Prices tend to be the most rigid in resource markets, especially labor markets, and the least rigid in financial markets, with product markets falling somewhere in between.

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YELLOW CHIPPEROON
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who has an extensive catalog of shopping dreams which you consciously program into your subconscious before going to sleep at night. Family and friends seek you out when they have any old clothing, broken toys, or defective small kitchen appliances they want to sell. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time strolling through a department store trying to buy either car battery jumper cables or a dozen high trajectory optic orange golf balls. Be on the lookout for door-to-door salesmen. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter T, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 713960. Your preferred shopping venue is shopping malls. Your special symbol is the asterisk (*).


Is this You?

As a Yellow Chipperoon, you are happy, happy, happy. You enjoy everything about life and about shopping. You love shopping. You love buying. You love spending. You love to compare products and prices. You love the crowds. You love chatting with the store clerks. You love every bit of the buying process. Nothing dissuades you from having a good time shopping, whether you're buying a box of facial tissues or a new house. Does it get any better than spending an afternoon at the shopping mall? No way!


This isn't me! What am I?
RISK AVERSION

A preference for risk in which a person prefers guaranteed or certain income over risky income. Risk aversion arises due to decreasing marginal utility of income. A risk averse person prefers to avoid risk and is willing to pay to do so, often through the purchase of insurance. This is one of three risk preferences. The other two are risk neutrality and risk loving.

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Those Astronomical ATHLETE SALARIES

It's a great day to take in a ball game, don't you think? With our hustling, bustling jaunt through the economy, we probably deserve a relaxing afternoon of hot dogs and peanuts with my favorite baseball team -- the Shady Valley Primadonnas. Of course the hot dogs and peanuts are overpriced, and you might need a second mortgage on your house to buy the ticket, but the expense is worth watching of the finest athletes in the world display their world-class athletic abilities. We might even coax an autograph from the Primadonnas all-star centerfielder -- Harold "Hair Doo" Dueterman.
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Before 1933, the U.S. dime was legal as payment only in transactions of $10 or less.
"Inside the ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong. "

-- Muhammad Ali

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