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HORIZONTAL EQUITY: A system of taxes that treats equal people equally. In other words, if you make the same income as someone else and pay the same personal income taxes, then you have horizontal equity.

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Lesson 16: Aggregate Shocks | Unit 4: Complex Shifts Page: 13 of 21

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Our analysis of AD-curve-induced aggregate market adjustment from one equilibrium to another is more complex when we include the self-correction mechanism from the short run to the long run.

Two cases:

  • Aggregate demand increases.
  • Aggregate demand decreases.

The complex adjustment is a two step process:

  • First: The AD curve shifts, which leads to a short-run equilibrium and moves the aggregate market away from the long-run equilibrium.
  • Second: Wages adjust to achieve equilibrium in the labor market--eventually--which changes production costs, shifts the SRAS, and restores long-run equilibrium.

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PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES SCHEDULE

A table of numbers that illustrates the production possibilities of an economy--the alternative combinations of two goods that an economy can produce with given resources and technology. A production possibilities schedule illustrates that the economy must give up the production of one good to produce another good--the basic economic notion of opportunity cost. A production possibilities schedule is also used to derive the highly useful production possibilities curve (or frontier).

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The penny is the only coin minted by the U.S. government in which the "face" on the head looks to the right. All others face left.
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