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EMPLOYED: The condition in which a resource (especially labor) is actively engaged in a productive activity usually in exchange for an explicit factor payment (such as wage or salary). This general condition forms the conceptual basis for one of the three categories used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) when classifying individual's labor force status. Employed persons is the specific category used by the BLS classification procedure. The other two BLS categories are unemployed persons and not in the labor force.

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 2: Fred Returns Page: 7 of 23

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Elizabeth needs a loan, but she doesn't want gold, she wants receipts, she wants money.Remember that:
  • Fred issues receipts only for deposits.
  • Can he just issue receipts?Two options:
  • One: Fred can loan gold from his safe, which Elizabeth can deposit for receipts.
  • Two: Fred can loan Elizabeth the receipts directly. Note that:
  • With both, Elizabeth ends up with receipts and Fred ends up with the same amount of gold in his safe.
  • With both, receipts are not all backed by gold: The loan increases the number of receipts in circulation.Fractional-reserve banking:
  • If every receipt is redeemed, then Fred is in trouble.
  • But Fred knows that only a fraction of the gold is redeemed at any given time.

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KEYNESIAN DISEQUILIBRIUM

The state of the Keynesian model in which aggregate expenditures are not equal to aggregate production, which results in an imbalance that induces a change in aggregate production. In other words, the opposing forces of aggregate expenditures (the buyers) and aggregate production (the sellers) are out of balance. At the existing level of aggregate production, either the four macroeconomic sectors (household, business, government, and foreign) are unable to purchase all of the production that they seek or producers are unable to sell all of the production that they have.

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