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SECOND RULE OF SUBJECTIVITY: The second of seven basic rules of the economy. It is the notion that market prices are ultimately determined by subjective values and preferences of buyers and resource owners. While regular, everyday consumers are prone to accept the prices "set" by retail stores and other sellers as etched in stone (perhaps along with the Biblical ten commandments), such is not the case. The price of a product depends on two things, demand (especially the demand price that buyers are willing to pay) and supply (especially the supply price that sellers are willing to accept). Both, I repeat both, are subjectively determined. By subjective, I mean they are based on the values, beliefs, tastes, and preferences of people.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 3: Verification Page: 11 of 20

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The data and hypothesis don't agree.
  • While we can never absolutely prove a universal positive, we can disprove it, we can reject it as false.
  • Rejecting an hypothesis can be as useful and as informative than accepting it. We know something that is NOT true.
  • If an hypothesis is wrong, then maybe the theory is wrong. Maybe the previously verified principles, unverifiable world axioms are wrong. Maybe the specific test was bad.
  • Whether an hypothesis is accepted or rejected, the recommendation is to do another test and another
Remember science is a process, not a subject.

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LABOR FORCE

The total number of people in an economy, society, or country willing and able to exert mental and/or physical efforts in productive activities. The labor force is a more technical term for the labor resource or labor supply. It includes both employed workers and unemployed workers. An official variation of this term is civilian labor force. While labor force may or may not include military personnel, the civilian labor force explicitly excludes the military. Labor and labor resources are the theoretical terms that economists like to banter about. Labor force and civilian labor force are the terms of choice for government policy makers, data-crunchers, and others who need precise labor resource numbers.

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John Maynard Keynes was born the same year Karl Marx died.
"As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. "

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