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BACKSTOP RESOURCE: A sustainable, renewable natural resource that is used in place of, and as a substitute for, finite, exhaustible natural resources that have been exhausted. A sustainable resource is one in which the amount used today cannot reduce the amount available tomorrow.The best example is solar energy. No matter how much solar energy we use today, the same amount reaches the planet every day in the future. A backstop resource is then a sustainable resource, like solar energy, that society uses after finite resources, like fossil fuels, have been exhausted. In fact, solar energy is often considered THE backstop energy resource. It represents THE "safety net" that's available when fossil fuels are depleted.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 4: Money's History Page: 22 of 25

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  • Barter lets resources specialize in production and that with barter trades, people can access a wider variety of goods than they could produce on their own.
  • That commodity money has value in use and value in trade and that the value in use dictates value in trade.
  • That metals are a natural for use as a commodity money and that their most important characteristic is durability.
  • That fiat money has little or no value in use compared to value in exchange.
  • That electronic money fits two of the four characteristics of money: it is easy to transport and completely divisible, but it raises questions about being counterfeitable and durable.

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AVERAGE FACTOR COST AND MARGINAL FACTOR COST

A mathematical connection between average factor cost and marginal factor cost stating that the change in the average factor cost depends on a comparison between average factor cost and marginal factor cost. For perfect competition, with no market control, marginal factor cost is equal to average factor cost, and average factor cost does not change. For monopsony and other firms with market control, marginal factor cost is greater than average factor cost, and average factor cost rises.

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