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LOCKOUT: A plant or factory that is closed temporarily, because it's owners are trying to gain a negotiating advantage over the employees' union. A lockout is commonly used by a company's management if they suspect the union is planning to strike. A lockout by management before the union strikes is much like a pre-emptive military attach that tries to hit the enemy hard, fast, and first.

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

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  • How stabilization policies can limit or prevent the unemployment and inflation problems caused by business cycle instability.
  • The two main types of stabilization problems, fiscal policy and monetary policy.
  • How expansionary fiscal policy counters contractions with more spending and lower taxes.
  • How expansionary monetary policy counters contractions with more money.
  • How contractionary fiscal policy counters expansions with less spending and higher taxes.
  • How contractionary monetary policy counters expansions with less money.

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AXIOM

A basic precondition or assumption underlying a theory. Axioms are basic, unverifiable world view assumptions--including personal beliefs, political views, and cultural values--that form the foundation of a theory.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time going from convenience store to convenience store looking to buy either throw pillows for your bed or a package of blank rewritable CDs. Be on the lookout for strangers with large satchels of used undergarments.
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There were no banks in colonial America before the U.S. Revolutionary War. Anyone seeking a loan did so from another individual.
"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. "

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