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RULE OF CONSUMER EQUILIBRIUM: A condition of consumer equilibrium and utility maximization stating that the marginal utility-price ratio for all goods are equal. This rule is a handy way of checking for consumer equilibrium and utility maximization. If the rule is not satisfied, then consumer equilibrium and utility maximization are not achieved.

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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 3: Two Views of GDP Page: 17 of 25

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In this unit, you should have learned something about:
  1. GDP can be measured in two different ways, from the demand or expenditure side and from the supply or resource side of the economy.
  2. From the expenditure side, the four sectors of the economy buy ALL current economic production and when aggregated give us GDP. This is summarized by the formula: GDP = C + I + G + (X-M).
  3. The calculation of GDP from the resource side of the economy is based on the fact that the revenue received for the sale of GDP is paid to or claimed by a factor of production.

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UNDERGROUND ECONOMY

Illegal and unreported market transactions and productive activity that escape the watchful eyes of official record keepers. By most estimates, a substantial amount of productive activity takes place in the underground economy of the United States. Of course, these are only estimates because such activity, by definition, goes unreported. If activity in the underground economy is added to official activity in the "overground" economy, then gross domestic product could be boosted by as much as 25 percent to 50 percent, or more. Inclusion of employment in the underground economy is also likely reduce the official unemployment rate by a few percentage points.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at the confiscated property police auction looking to buy either a how-to book on the art of negotiation or a flower arrangement for your aunt. Be on the lookout for door-to-door salesmen.
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Parker Brothers, the folks who produce the Monopoly board game, prints more Monopoly money each year than real currency printed by the U.S. government.
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