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MARGINAL ANALYSIS: A basic technique used in the economics that analyzes small, incremental changes in key variables. The economic obsession with marginal changes exists for at least two reasons. One reason is that many economic decisions made in the real world are made "at the margin." A second reason for using marginal analysis can best be termed analytical sophistication.

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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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AGGREGATE EXPENDITURES EQUATION

An equation that summarizes the four aggregate expenditures on gross domestic product by the four macroeconomic sectors. In the study of Keynesian economics, this equation is commonly used to summarize the demand side of the macroeconomy. The aggregate expenditures equation actually comes in three different versions depending on how many of the four sectors and their expenditures are included.

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The 1909 Lincoln penny was the first U.S. coin with the likeness of a U.S. President.
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