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HISTORICAL COST: An accounting principle stating that expenses are recorded in terms of original or acquisition cost. Such a practice does not necessarily indicate the opportunity cost or current market value.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 3: Measurement Page: 14 of 26

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Coincident economic indicators move along with the aggregate economy. They mark the business cycle.
  • We don't know how the economy is doing until after the fact. Real GDP is released every three months. Coincident indicators are available monthly.
  • The four coincident indicators are measures of production, employment, income, and sales.
  • The Composite Index of Coincident Indicators, displayed in the graph, combines all four. Turns in this index mark business cycle peaks and troughs.
  • Leading and coincident indicators work together. Leading indicators forecast turning points. Coincident indicators turn 3 to 12 months later.

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VERY LONG RUN, MICROECONOMICS

A production time period in which all inputs are variable, including those under control of the firm and those beyond the control of the firm. During the very long run, not only are the labor, capital, land, and entrepreneurship inputs variable, but so too are key production inputs such as government rules, technology, and social customs. This is one of four production time periods used in the study of microeconomics. The other three are short run, long run, and very short run.

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A communal society, a prime component of Karl Marx's communist philosophy, was advocated by the Greek philosophy Plato.
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