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TRANSPORTABLITY: One of four characteristics that enables an asset to better function as money. The other three are durability, divisibility, and non-counterfeitability. This characteristic means that the item used as money can be easily moved from one location to another, which is extremely useful because markets tend to be scattered all over the place. It really helps if buyers can transport their money to the points of purchase. An item could not be effectively used as a medium of exchange if it were not easily transportable.

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Lesson Contents
Unit 1: Short-Run Production
  • Making Stuff
  • Two Inputs: Fixed and Variable
  • Two Runs: Short and Long
  • Two More Runs
  • Unit 1 Summary
  • Unit 2: Production Measures
  • Total Product
  • Average Product
  • Marginal Product
  • THE Law
  • Unit 2 Summary
  • Unit 3: Product Curves
  • Total Product Curve
  • Average Product Curve
  • Marginal Product Curve
  • THE Law Again
  • Production Stages
  • Unit 3 Summary
  • Unit 4: Long-Run Production
  • Making Plans
  • Returns To Scale
  • Increasing Returns To Scale
  • Decreasing Returns To Scale
  • Constant Returns To Scale
  • Unit 4 Summary
  • Unit 5: Supply
  • A Review
  • A Preview
  • Unit 5 Summary
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    Production

    • The first unit of this lesson, Short-Run Production, begins our study by introducing a few basic concepts underlying production, especially short run, long run, fixed input, and variable input.
    • In the second unit, Production Measures, we take a look the three standard measures of production -- total product, average product, and marginal product.
    • The third unit, Product Curves, then presents graphical relations for these three measures -- total product curve, average product curve, and marginal product curve.
    • In the fourth unit, Long-Run Production, we examine the role returns to scale play in long-run production.
    • The fifth and final unit, Supply, then closes this lesson by previewing the importance of production to the supply decisions by firms.s

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    RATIONAL IGNORANCE

    The decision NOT to become informed about a topic (such as what a political candidate wants to do) because the cost of acquiring the information is more than the expected benefit. The rational decision to remain ignorant about a subject is a straightforward application of utility maximization and along with the related notion of rational abstention, is a source of voter apathy and government inefficiency.

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    Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time wandering around the shopping mall wanting to buy either a dozen high trajectory optic orange golf balls or a large red and white striped beach towel. Be on the lookout for celebrities who speak directly to you through your television.
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    The wealthy industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, was once removed from a London tram because he lacked the money needed for the fare.
    "The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those that fail. "

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