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GOVERNMENT POLICIES: Government actions designed to affect economic activity and pursue one or more economic goals. Also called economic policies. The four common types of government policies are: fiscal, monetary, regulatory, and judicial.

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 2: Fred Returns Page: 6 of 23

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Our honest and trustworthy Fred discovers paper currency.

Fred's system:

  • Fred tracks gold deposits and withdrawals by issuing receipts for each deposit.
  • Fred returns the gold in exchange for a receipt.Three features:
  • First: The knight need not, and probably does not, withdraw the same gold deposited.
  • Second: Fred need not personally know each knight requesting services.
  • Third: Gold receipts are as good as gold, because people know the receipts can be redeemed for gold.Therefore:
  • Gold receipts become money for the local economy.
  • Fred has discovered paper currency, fiat money, and what is comparable to the checkable deposit function of modern banks.

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AVERAGE PHYSICAL PRODUCT

The quantity of total output produced per unit of a variable input, holding all other inputs fixed. Average physical product, usually abbreviated APP, is found by dividing total physical product by the quantity of the variable input. Average product, which more often goes by the shorter name average product (AP), is one of two measures derived from total physical product. The other is marginal physical product.

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A thousand years before metal coins were developed, clay tablet "checks" were used as money by the Babylonians.
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