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TOTAL PRODUCT AND AVERAGE PRODUCT: A graphical connection between total product curve and average product curve stating that the slope of a line between the origin and any point on the total product curve is equal to the average product. Imagine a ray shooting out of the origin and hitting the total product curve. As this ray hits each point on the curve, remaining anchored at the origin, the slope of the ray changes. And the slope of this ray is average product.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 5: Policies Page: 25 of 26

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Contractionary policies avoid or limit the problems of business cycle expansions.
  • Contractionary fiscal policy is decreasing government spending or increasing taxes. Less spending can directly offset an inflation-inducing expansion. Higher taxes reduces spending indirectly by reducing household income.
  • Contractionary monetary policy is decreasing in the amount of money in circulation. Less money means less spending.

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PROFIT

Generally speaking, the difference between revenue received by a firm for production and cost incurred in the production, or the excess of revenue over cost. Three specific notions of profit exist, each with a different meaning. Accounting profit is the difference between revenue and accounting cost. Economic profit is the difference between revenue and total opportunity cost. Normal profit is opportunity cost of entrepreneurship. Profit is occasionally used synonymously with the term rent, or economic rent.

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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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