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HOUSING STARTS: The number of residential buildings (single-family and multi-family) construction units begun during a given time period (usually one month) based on the number of building permits issued. Housing starts are sensitive to interest rate changes and reflect the household sectors willingness to invest in new construction. It is a key indicator of business-cycle activity. More specifically, it is one of the 12 leading economic indicators tracked by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 3: Monetary Aggregates Page: 15 of 25

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L is the economy's total financial assets that can be converted to M1.
  • L stands for liquid assets.
  • Total L is over six trillion dollars.

We get to L by adding liquid assets to M3:

  • Commercial paper
  • U.S. Treasury Bills
  • Saving Bonds
  • Banker's acceptances
  • These big-time assets can be converted to M1 in short order, with little loss of value.
  • However, these assets aren't as easily converted to M1 as the near monies added to M2 and M3.

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PRICE RATIONING

The distribution or allocation of a limited commodity using markets and prices. Rationing is needed due to the scarcity problem. Because wants and needs are unlimited, but resources are limited, available commodities must be rationed out to competing uses. Markets ration commodities by limiting the purchase only to those buyers willing and able to pay the price.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at a going out of business sale wanting to buy either a genuine down-filled pillow or one of those "hang in there" kitty cat posters. Be on the lookout for spoiled cheese hiding under your bed hatching conspiracies against humanity.
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On a typical day, the United States Mint produces over $1 million worth of dimes.
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