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ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE: A principle of taxation in which taxes are based on the income or resource-ownership ability of people to pay the tax. The income tax collected by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most common taxes that seeks to abide by the ability-to-pay principle. In theory, the income tax system is set up such that people with greater incomes pay more taxes. Proportional and progressive taxes follow this ability-to-pay principle, while regressive taxes, such as sales taxes and Social Security taxes, don't.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 3: Measurement Page: 16 of 26

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  • The types of measurements used to indicate business cycle activity.
  • The use of leading economic indicators that reach turning points 3 to 12 months before business cycle turning points.
  • How coincident economic indicators track the actual business cycle turning points.
  • How lagging economic indicators, that reach turning points 3 to 12 months after official business cycle turning points, provide valuable information.

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AGGREGATE EXPENDITURES DETERMINANTS

Ceteris paribus factors, other than aggregate income or production, that are held constant when the aggregate expenditures line is constructed and which cause the aggregate expenditures line to shift when they change. Some of the more important aggregate expenditures determinants are interest rates, expectations, fiscal policy, wealth, and exchange rates.

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