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OPEN SHOP: An employment arrangement in which workers of a firm are free to join or not join a union because employment is unrelated to union membership. Because an open shop tends to limit the proportion of a firm's employees represented, this can significantly dilute a labor union's market control. Open shops are established in states that have right-to-work laws.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 5: The Economy Page: 24 of 24

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  • Some of the main benefits provided by banks as:
    • Financial intermediaries: banks match savers and borrowers.
    • Depository institutions: banks oversee a share of the nation's M1 money supply.
  • That when a bank fails to maintain adequate reserves, it runs the risk of starting a chain reaction that could cause economy-wide financial instability.
  • That banking regulations have lessened but not eliminated banking instability problems.

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AGGREGATE SUPPLY

The total (or aggregate) real production of final goods and services available in the domestic economy at a range of price levels, during a given time period. Aggregate supply, usually abbreviated AS, is two different relations between price level and real production--long run and short run. With long-run aggregate supply, prices and wages are flexible and all markets are in equilibrium. With short-run aggregate supply some prices and wage are NOT flexible and some markets are NOT in equilibrium. This is one half of the AS-AD (aggregate market) analysis. The other half is aggregate demand.

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