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FOR WHOM?: One of three basic questions of allocation (What? and How? are the other two). Answering the "For Whom?" question of allocation determines who receives the goods that society produces with limited resources. Answering the "For Whom" question involves related questions such as, should goods be distributed to people according to incomes and ability to buy (contributive standard), wants and needs (needs standard), political affiliation, or some other criterion (perhaps equality standard)?

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Lesson 13: Aggregate Demand | Unit 2: Doing More Page: 4 of 22

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Aggregate demand is expenditures made by all members of society, that is, aggregate expenditures.

A definition:

Aggregate expenditures are the total expenditures on gross domestic product undertaken in a given time period.

  • Society is grouped into four sectors, households, business, government, and foreign.

Expenditures by each sector are:

  • Household Consumption
  • Business Investment
  • Government Government Purchases
  • Foreign Net exports

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PERFECT COMPETITION, REALISM

Perfect competition is an idealized market structure that does NOT exist in the real world. While some real world industries might come relatively close to one or two of the four key characteristics of perfect competition, none matches all four sufficiently that they can be declared PERFECTLY competitively. Some industries come close on the large number of small firms and the identical product characteristics. A few industries have relatively good, although not perfect, information about prices and technology. However, almost all industries fall far short of the perfect mobility characteristics.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time waiting for visits from door-to-door solicitors looking to buy either a handcrafted bird feeder or a New York Yankees baseball cap. Be on the lookout for slightly overweight pizza delivery guys.
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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
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