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UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS: The unemployment or resources, especially labor, is one of the more important macroeconomic issues facing economists and government leaders. The two key problems are: personal hardships and lost production. When resources don't produce goods, their owners don't earn income. The loss of income results in less consumption and a lower living standard. If fewer resources are engaged in production, fewer goods and services are produced. A decline in the income, consumption, and production associated with unemployment triggers further declines in income, consumption, and production. Members of society who might escape the direct, immediate personal hardships of unemployment can succumb to the indirect, multiplicative problems of lost production.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 2: More About Money Page: 6 of 25

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Money functions as the measuring unit for prices, it is the unit of account or measure of value.
  • Markets prices are expressed in terms of the medium of exchange.

Reason:

  • Sellers are willing to trade for, and buyers are willing to give up, THE medium of exchange: Money.

Therefore:

  • Money is used for exchanges.
  • Using money as the unit for prices gives a measure for value, that is, how much value we place on a good.
  • The measure of value helps macroeconomist calculate gross domestic product.

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QUANTITY SUPPLIED

The specific quantity of a good that sellers are willing and able to sell at a specific supply price. The key word is "specific." Quantity supplied and supply price form matched pairs--one quantity, one price. The combination of all price-quantity pairs is then what constitutes supply. The supply curve is a plot of the quantity supplied at each supply price.

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