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RIGHT TO WORK: A law preventing employers from making union membership a condition of employment. In other words, your boss can't forced you to join a union if you don't want to. There are two sides to this argument. On the one hand, workers should have the freedom to join a union or not based on the benefit to had from the union and perhaps their philosophical orientation towards unions. On the other hand, unions gain their strength by representing workers. Its negotiating position is hurt if it represents only a fraction of the workers. Moreover, any benefits a union gets for workers are enjoyed by its members (who pay dues) as well as nonmembers (who don't pay dues).

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 1: Basic Flow Page: 2 of 22

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The four basic macroeconomics sectors:
  • Household sector: This includes everyone, all people, seeking to satisfy unlimited wants and needs. This sector is responsible for consumption.
  • Business sector: This includes those undertaking the task of combining resources to produce goods and services. This sector is responsible for the production.
  • Government sector: This includes the ruling bodies of the federal, state, and local governments. Regulation is the prime function, especially to pass laws, collect taxes, and force other economic sectors to do things that they wouldn't do voluntary.
  • Foreign sector: Includes everyone and everything beyond the boundaries of the domestic economy.

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MARGINAL FACTOR COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between marginal factor cost incurred by a firm for hiring an input and the quantity of input employed. A profit-maximizing firm hires the quantity of input found at the intersection of the marginal factor cost curve and marginal revenue product curve. The marginal factor cost curve for a firm with no market control is horizontal. The marginal factor cost curve for a firm with market control is positively sloped and lies above the average factor cost curve.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time looking for a downtown retail store looking to buy either a set of luggage without wheels or a how-to book on wine tasting. Be on the lookout for jovial bank tellers.
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The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
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