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RIVAL CONSUMPTION: Consumption of a good by one person imposes a cost on, or prevents consumption of the good by, another person. Some goods, like food, have extremely rival consumption. One person, and only one person, gets the benefit. Other goods, like national defense, have no consumption rivalry, everyone can benefit simultaneously without imposing a cost on others. This is one of the two key characteristics of a good (the other is excludability) that distinguishes between common-property goods, near-public goods, private goods, and public goods.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 5: Policies Page: 24 of 26

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Expansionary policies avoid or limit the problems of business cycle contractions.
  • Expansionary fiscal policy is increasing government spending or reducing taxes. More spending can offset the decline in investment, directly. Lower taxes leaves households with more income from consumption.
  • Expansionary monetary policy is increasing in the amount of money in circulation. More money means more spending.

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SAVING LINE

A graphical depiction of the relation between household sector saving and income. The saving line is closely related to the consumption line that forms one of the key building blocks for Keynesian economics. A saving line is characterized by vertical intercept, which indicates autonomous saving, and slope, which is the marginal propensity to save and indicates induced saving. The injections-leakages model used in Keynesian economics is based on the saving line.

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