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KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS: A school of thought developed by John Maynard Keynes built on the proposition that aggregate demand is the primary source of business cycle instability, especially recessions. The basic structure of Keynesian economics was initially presented in Keynes' book The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, published in 1936. For the next forty years, the Keynesian school dominated the economics discipline and reached a pinnacle as a guide for federal government policy in the 1960s. It fell out of favor in the 1970s and 1980s, as monetarism, neoclassical economics, supply-side economics, and rational expectations became more widely accepted, but it still has a strong following in the academic and policy-making arenas.

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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 4: Measuring Income Page: 20 of 25


Income earned by the factors of production that is not received by the households (IEBNR) is subtracted from national income to derive personal income.
  • Social Security taxes: This is income earned by workers for their production, but paid to the government and not received by households.
  • Corporate profit taxes: Part if profit redirected to government.
  • Undistributed corporate profits: Retained earnings kept by business for future capital investment.
  • Workers, entrepreneurship and/or capital owners earn this income, but do not receive it.

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The notion that every event in the universe is the direct result of a preceding event, that one event A causes another event B. The purpose of the scientific method is to identify these cause-and-effect relations. This pursuit is based on a simple point of view: everything happens for a reason. For every action there is a consequence. And for every consequence there is a cause.

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John Maynard Keynes was born the same year Karl Marx died.
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