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RIGHT-TO-WORK LAW: A law preventing employers from making union membership a condition of employment. In other words, your boss can't forced you to join a union if you don't want to. There are two sides to this argument. On the one hand, workers should have the freedom to join a union or not based on the benefit to had from the union and perhaps their philosophical orientation towards unions. On the other hand, unions gain their strength by representing workers. Its negotiating position is hurt if it represents only a fraction of the workers. Moreover, any benefits a union gets for workers are enjoyed by its members (who pay dues) as well as nonmembers (who don't pay dues).

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 1: A Little Magic Page: 1 of 23

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  • Money is currency and checkable deposits.
  • Currency is issued by the federal government.
  • Checkable deposits are issued by commercial banks.


  • Money is the medium of exchange.
  • Money makes production and exchange more efficient.
  • Too much money causes inflation and too little causes recession.


  • Banks balance profit-seeking loans and deposit-protecting reserves.
  • Because a failed bank can trigger economic instability, banks are heavily regulated by the government.
  • Controlling checkable deposits is controlling a little magic.

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Total fixed cost per unit of output, found by dividing total fixed cost by the quantity of output. When compared with price (per unit revenue), average fixed cost (AFC) indicates whether or not a profit-maximizing firm should shutdown production in the short run. Average fixed cost is one of three average cost concepts important to short-run production analysis. The other two are average total cost and average variable cost. A related concept is marginal cost.

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