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ACCUMULATION: The process of acquiring an item and adding that item to others previously acquired. In an economic context this most often refers to the accumulation of capital, as in the phrase "capital accumulation." However, it is also used in the context of consumer durable goods, financial assets, money, wealth, and a host of other "stock" variables. When applied to capital, the process of accumulation occurs through investment.

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Lesson 1: Economic Basics | Unit 3: The Economy Page: 10 of 18

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  • How an economy is a system of rules, procedures, and institutions designed to address the problem of scarcity.
  • How a mixed economy used the two methods of allocation--markets and government.
  • The continuum of real world mixed economies that are bounded by the two theoretical extremes of a pure market economy and a pure command economy.
  • The degree to which the mixed U.S. economy relies on markets and government to allocate resources.

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CARTEL

A formal agreement between businesses in the same industry, usually on an international scale, to gain market control, raise the market price, and otherwise act like a monopoly. The most famous international cartel is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which seeks to exert control over the world oil market. Other cartels have existed, or still exist, in the global markets for uranium, diamonds, long distance telephone services, and airlines.

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