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PARTNERSHIP: One of the three basic forms of business organization (the other two are corporation and proprietorship). A partnership is a business that's owned and operated more or less equally by two or more people. The owners and the business are legally considered one and the same. As such, each owner has unlimited liability, which means that an owner is held personally responsible for any and all of the business's debts, including those made by a partner.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 1: Instability Page: 3 of 26

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Expansionary good times are almost always good. But here is a bad side.
  • The good side: The economy is growing, more goods are produced, living standards rise, businesses are profitable, and scarcity problems are lessened.
  • The bad side: Inflation and inefficiency.
  • Inflation tends to worsen when the economy expands too rapidly. Inflation is usually a bigger problem for some than for others, including those on fixed incomes and with financial wealth.
  • Inefficiency is likely during an expansion. With the entire economy expanding, and everyone becoming better off, the incentive to be efficient is reduced.

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MARGINAL REVENUE

The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. Marginal revenue indicates how much extra revenue a firm receives for selling an extra unit of output. It is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the quantity of output. Marginal revenue is the slope of the total revenue curve and is one of two revenue concepts derived from total revenue. The other is average revenue. To maximize profit, a firm equates marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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"Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference."

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