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ECONOMIZE: The process of obtaining the most for the least. That is, to limit the cost of an action or to gain the greatest benefit from an activity. To economize also means to limit or prevent waste and inefficiency.

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Lesson 1: Economic Basics | Unit 4: Goals Page: 13 of 18

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  • The three macroeconomic goals of full employment, stability, and growth.
  • The two microeconomic goals of efficiency and equity.
  • The tradeoffs that exist between the five economic goals and why the pursuit of one goal prevents pursuit of another.

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A demand curve with two distinct segments which have different elasticities that join to form a corner or kink. The primary use of the kinked-demand curve is to explain price rigidity in oligopoly. The two segments are: (1) a relatively more elastic segment for price increases and (2) a relatively less elastic segment for price decreases. The relative elasticities of these two segments is based on the interdependent decision-making of oligopolistic firms.

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