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RIGHT TO WORK: A law preventing employers from making union membership a condition of employment. In other words, your boss can't forced you to join a union if you don't want to. There are two sides to this argument. On the one hand, workers should have the freedom to join a union or not based on the benefit to had from the union and perhaps their philosophical orientation towards unions. On the other hand, unions gain their strength by representing workers. Its negotiating position is hurt if it represents only a fraction of the workers. Moreover, any benefits a union gets for workers are enjoyed by its members (who pay dues) as well as nonmembers (who don't pay dues).

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 2: A Simple Cycle Page: 9 of 26

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An expansion is a period of increasing aggregate economic activity, indicated by the growth of real GDP from B to C.
  • Expansions typically last about 2-4 years, but can continue up to a decade.
  • The economy generally grows faster than, often surpassing, the long-run trend.
  • A recovery is the early part of an expansion.
  • As the economy approaches point C, above the long-run trend, inflation is most likely to become a problem, as we try to buy more output than our resources can produce.
  • At or above the full-employment, long-run trend line, unemployment is less of a problem.

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ECONOMIC GOOD

A tangible item produced with society's limited resources for the purpose of satisfying wants and needs. As a general notion, the phrase economic good also commonly includes intangible services produced with society's limited resources for the purpose of satisfying wants and needs. A synonymous term for economic good is scarce good.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through the yellow pages seeking to buy either a coffee cup commemorating next Thursday or a replacement remote control for your stereo system. Be on the lookout for strangers with large satchels of used undergarments.
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Before 1933, the U.S. dime was legal as payment only in transactions of $10 or less.
"The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little. "

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