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SAVINGS DEPOSITS: Accounts maintained by banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks that pay interest but can not be used directly as money. These accounts, also termed transactions deposits, let customers set aside a portion of their liquid assets that COULD be used to make purchases. But to make those purchases, savings account balances must be transferred to checkable deposits or currency. However, this transference is easy enough that savings accounts are often termed near money. Savings accounts, as such constitute a sizeable portion of the M2 monetary aggregate.

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 2: Financial Markets Page: 8 of 22

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Saving is a nonconsumption use of income, making a loan or supplying income to the financial markets in exchange for a legal claim.
  • The red financial markets box is a third set of aggregate markets.
  • The green flow is saving supplied to the financial markets. It is income diverted from the household sector.
Why save?
  • To get paid. Interest is the payment for using income.
  • Income is needed later more than now. Income is set aside this year to buy more production next year.
Saving does not disappear, it is income diverted away from the consumption flow and supplied, or loaned, to the financial markets.

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HORIZONTAL EQUITY

A tax equity principle stating that people with the same ability to pay taxes should pay the same amount of taxes. This is one of two equity principles related to the ability-to-pay principle. The other is vertical equity, which states that people with a different ability to pay taxes should pay a different amount of taxes.

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