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WEALTH DISTRIBUTION: The manner in which wealth is divided among the members of the economy. A perfectly equal wealth distribution would mean everyone in the country has exactly the same wealth. In reality, wealth is unequally distributed. A few people have a great deal of wealth and most others have less. Any well-functioning economy, that's doing a pretty good job of satisfying consumer wants and needs, will have some degree of inequality in the distribution of wealth. This occurs because some people have done a good job of producing what people want, and thus grow wealthy. However, wealth tends to perpetuate itself, over and above what may be justified by valuable production. Along with wealth comes market control, political power, and the ability to accumulate more wealth at the expense of others.

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Lesson 15: Aggregate Market | Unit 1: The Concept Page: 4 of 22

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The aggregate market combines two sides, those who buy, aggregate demand, and those who sell, aggregate supply.
  • Aggregate demand is the spending by the four basic sectors of the economy: household, business, government, and foreign sector.
  • Aggregate supply is the economy's producers -- the factors of production: labor, capital, land, and entrepreneurship.
  • The aggregate market is the mechanism through which buyers and sellers come together to exchange the economy's production.
The AD curves represents the demand side of the aggregate market.

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A numerical measure of the relative response of one variable to changes in another variable. The coefficient of elasticity is used to quantify the concept of elasticity, including price elasticity of demand, price elasticity of supply, income elasticity of demand, and cross elasticity of demand. The coefficient can be calculated using the simple endpoint or midpoint formulas or with more sophisticated calculus and logarithmic techniques.

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