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MATERIALS BALANCE: A hard and fast rule that the total amount of stuff removed from the natural environment will be eventually returned, probably as pollution. This is based on a fundamental law of physics that says material can be neither created nor destroyed, but only transformed. During any given period (such as a year) the quantity of materials returned to the environment is the difference between the quantity extracted and the quantity used by the economy.

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    • More motivated students, who study more and earn higher grades, are inclined to sit near the front of the class.

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BANKING

An industry containing depository institutions that provide financial intermediary services and safekeeping of checkable deposits that make up an important portion of the economy's money supply. These depository institutions--including traditional commercial banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and mutual savings banks--pursue financial intermediation and deposit safekeeping through fractional-reserve banking. Banking is regulated by the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Comptroller of the Currency, among a host of other federal and state regulators.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time lost in your local discount super center seeking to buy either a large, stuffed kitty cat or a cross-cut paper shredder. Be on the lookout for spoiled cheese hiding under your bed hatching conspiracies against humanity.
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Okun's Law posits that the unemployment rate increases by 1% for every 2% gap between real GDP and full-employment real GDP.
"It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing of the little things, the common duties, a little better and better."

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