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GROWTH RATE: The percentage change in a variable from one year to the next. The growth rate, in effect, measures how much the variable is growing over time. In that economists (as well as regular human people) are quite interested in economic growth, progress, and a lessening of the scarcity problem, growth rates for different economic variables are closely scrutinized. Among the most important are: real gross domestic product, population, and per capita income. Growth rates are important not only for the analysis of long-run progress (economic growth, economic development), but also short-run instability (business cycles)

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 5: Policy Page: 21 of 23

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Government controls money creation through two methods, one is reserve requirements.

The Federal Reserve has been given the authority over reserve requirements.

The Federal Reserve:

  • It sets the fraction of deposits a bank must keep in reserve.
  • The primary reason for this authority is to ensure the stability of banks and to facilitate check clearing.
Money supply control:
  • The Federal Reserve can ease money creation by reducing reserve requirements.
  • It can also make money creation more difficult by increasing reserve requirements.

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SECOND RULE OF SUBJECTIVITY

The second of seven basic rules of the economy, stating that market prices are determined by subjective values and the preferences of buyers and resource owners. Contrary to popular opinion, prices and costs are not immutably facts of nature, but are ultimately based on what people are willing to pay or accept.

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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
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