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INDIFFERENCE MAP: A graph of two or more indifference curves. Higher indifference curves are associated with higher levels of utility.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 3: Reserve Banking Page: 14 of 24

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The story continues when Bill the Knight needs to store some gold for a short time.

The story:

  • Bill has some gold he would like to store in Fred's safe.
  • Fred agrees and charges Bill for this storage service.
  • When Bill returns from his journey he retrieves his gold, less a modest service charge.
  • Bill informs other knights about this service and they also begin taking advantage of Fred's storage service.
  • Fred realizes that storing gold is an easy way to earn a living.

Fred has stumbled upon the depository function of modern banks.


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GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACIES

Relatively complex government organizations that operate according to rules and procedures to implement the programs and policies of political leaders. A bureaucracy is a complex organization that usually contains hundreds or even thousands of employees, each with different duties and responsibilities. Bureaucracies exist in all types of organizations -- private, public, government, business, charities, corporations, even households. The study of public choice indicates that government bureaucracies are one source of government inefficiency. Other sources are politicians, voters, and special interest groups.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through the yellow pages seeking to buy either a combination CD player, clock radio, and telephone (with answering machine) or a revolving spice rack. Be on the lookout for the happiest person in the room.
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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
"Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference."

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