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LRMC CURVE: The common abbreviation for the long-run marginal cost curve, which is the graphical representation of the relationship between long-run marginal cost and the quantity of output produced. Like other marginal curves, the long-run marginal cost curve follows the average-marginal rule relative to the long-run average cost curve. In all outward appearance, the long-run marginal cost curve looks very much like the short-run marginal cost, that is, it is U-shaped. However, the U-shape is attributable to returns to scale rather than increasing and decreasing marginal returns.

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 3: Government Page: 13 of 22

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Government spending is divided into government purchases of GDP and transfer payments.
  • Transfer payments include welfare to the poor, unemployment compensation, and Social Security benefits.
  • Transfer payments are like negative taxes, but flow from the government sector to the household sector.
  • The circular tax flow is the net tax flow from households to government, taxes minus transfer payments.
  • Government purchases are the green flow from the government sector to the product markets.
  • As an expenditure on GDP, government purchases are comparable to consumption by the household sector and investment by the business sector.

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OLIGOPOLY

A market structure characterized by a small number of large firms that dominate the market, selling either identical or differentiated products, with significant barriers to entry into the industry. This is one of four basic market structures. The other three are perfect competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition. Oligopoly dominates the modern economic landscape, accounting for about half of all output produced in the economy. Oligopolistic industries are as diverse as they are widespread, ranging from breakfast cereal to cars, from computers to aircraft, from television broadcasting to pharmaceuticals, from petroleum to detergent.

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