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INFLEXIBLE WAGES: The proposition that some wages adjust slowly in response to labor market shortages or surpluses. This condition is most important for macroeconomic activity in the short run and short-run aggregate market analysis. In particular, inflexible (also termed rigid or sticky) wages are a key reason underlying the positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve.

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 3: Government Page: 11 of 22

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The government sector plays a key role in the economy and the circular flow with government spending, especially for the purchase of GDP, and taxes.
  • Government purchases include: national defense, roads, educational system, post offices, fire and police protection, parks, sewage treatment plants, and more.
  • Taxes are used to divert household sector income to the government sector to pay for these purchases.
  • The diversion of income into taxes used to purchase government production shows up in the circular flow model.

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The increase or decrease in the stocks of final goods, intermediate goods, raw materials, and other inputs that businesses keep on hand to use in production. Formerly termed change in business inventories, this is one of two main categories of gross private domestic investment included in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The other category is fixed investment. Change in private inventories tend to be about 3 to 5 percent of gross private domestic investment.

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