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WORKERS' COMPENSATION: A government-run insurance program that provides benefits to workers injured on the job. Funding for these benefits come from premiums paid by employers. The federal government mandates the program, but it's administered by each of the states. This creates a great deal of diversity, with some states having good benefits and high premiums (sort of pro labor), while others have lousy benefits and low premiums (pro business). In addition to differences among states, premiums also differ based on a business's historical record of accidents. Those companies with a higher number of industrial accidents pay more in premiums than those with fewer accidents.

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Lesson 16: Aggregate Shocks | Unit 3: Basic Shifts Page: 10 of 21

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The short-run equilibrium is given by the intersection of the negatively sloped AD curve and the positively-sloped SRAS.
  • An increase in AD and results in a new short-run equilibrium.
  • At the new equilibrium, both real production and the price level increase.
  • Real production can increase above full employment -- in the short run.
  • This shift gives us an intermediate point from one long-run equilibrium to another.

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COMMUNISM

In theory, an economy, or economic system, based on--(1) a classless society, where everyone does their best to contribute to the common good, (2) common, rather than individual, ownership of all resources, (3) the complete disappearance of government, and (4) income allocated based entirely on need rather than on resource ownership or contribution to production. In practice, communism is a type of command economy based on--(1) government ownership and control of most resources, goods, and other assets and (2) excruciatingly detailed central planning by government.

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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. "

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