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DEPRESSION: An extended period--a decade or so--of restructuring and institutional change in an economy that's often marked by declining or stagnant growth. During this period, unemployment tends to be higher and inflation lower than a regular, run-of-the-mill recession. Moreover, a depression usually lasts in the range of ten years, often encompassing two or three separate shorter-run business cycles. The most noted depression in the U. S. economy was the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 5: Scarcity Page: 25 of 25

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  • That money is critical to the production, consumption, and exchange activities that take place in a complex economy.
  • That money improves efficiency by reducing the amount of resources that would be needed for barter exchanges and that it improves efficiency by letting resources specialize in production.
  • That money is not the root of evil, but it can cause problems.
  • That government is given regulatory responsibility over money, but government leaders could also use money control for personal reasons.

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MARGINAL REVENUE, MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION

The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. Marginal revenue indicates how much extra revenue a monopolistically competitive firm receives for selling an extra unit of output. It is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the quantity of output. Marginal revenue is the slope of the total revenue curve and is one of two revenue concepts derived from total revenue. The other is average revenue. To maximize profit, a monopolistically competitive firm equates marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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