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GOVERNMENT PURCHASES OF GOODS AND SERVICES: Expenditures on final goods and services (that is, gross domestic product) undertaken by the government sector. The official entry for government purchases in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis is termed government consumption expenditures and gross investment. Government purchases are used to operate the government (administrative salaries, etc.) and to provide public goods (national defense, highways, etc.). Government purchases do not include other government spending for transfer payments. These are expenditures on final goods by all three levels of government: federal, state, and local governments.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 1: What It Is Page: 3 of 24

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  • The primary financial intermediary task of banks is to match up borrowers and savers.
  • Two main functions of banks: Maintaining deposits for costumers and offering loans to credit-worthy customers.
  • That banks perform a 'financial' intermediary function, that is, divert household income away from consumption expenditures and to investment.
  • The importance of banks maintaining checking accounts, which are about 60% of the money supply.

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FALLACIES

Logical errors in an argument or evaluation of a policy. The six common fallacies that surface in economic analysis are: false cause, personal attack, division, composition, false authority, and mass appeal. These fallacies are most troublesome because, although false, they seem correct, especially when used by slick-talking, charismatic people (politicians) or when the fallacies support preconceived notions or fundamental beliefs.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time wandering around the shopping mall trying to buy either a coffee cup commemorating last Friday (you know why) or a wall poster commemorating the first day of spring. Be on the lookout for fairy dust that tastes like salt.
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The portrait on the quarter is a more accurate likeness of George Washington than that on the dollar bill.
"A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. "

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