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CLOSED SHOP: An employment arrangement, usually written into a collective bargaining agreement, in which a firm is allowed to hire only labor union members. Because this gives a labor union complete control over the labor services supplied to a particular firm, it was one of the earliest methods used by labor unions to monopolized a labor market. However, closed shops were outlawed by the Taft-Hartley Act passed in 1947 and has been largely supplanted by union shops.

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Lesson 14: Aggregate Supply | Unit 3: The Curves Page: 10 of 20

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While the market supply curve and the short-run aggregate supply curve look similar, there are important differences.
  • The price and quantity for the short-run aggregate supply curve are the price level and real production, not the price and quantity of a specific good.
  • The positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve is based on rigid wages, tapping into frictional, and structural unemployment, and misperceptions about real wages. The slope of the market supply curve is based on increasing opportunity cost.
  • The short-run aggregate supply curve is not just the aggregation of all market supply curves in the economy.

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CIRCULAR FLOW

A model of the continuous movement of production, income, and the services of scarce resources that flow between producers and consumers. In particular, the circular flow is a model of the continuous production and consumption interaction among the four major sectors of the macroeconomy--household, business, government, and foreign--using the three macroeconomic markets--product, resource, and financial. The circular flow model provides a easy way of getting the "big picture" and of seeing how the key parts of the macroeconomy fit together.

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