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ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE: A principle of taxation in which taxes are based on the income or resource-ownership ability of people to pay the tax. The income tax collected by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most common taxes that seeks to abide by the ability-to-pay principle. In theory, the income tax system is set up such that people with greater incomes pay more taxes. Proportional and progressive taxes follow this ability-to-pay principle, while regressive taxes, such as sales taxes and Social Security taxes, don't.

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Lesson 20: Federal Reserve System | Unit 3: The Fed Pyramid Page: 9 of 20

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The 37 Federal Reserve Banks are responsible for implementing the Fed policies and regulations.

Federal Reserve Banks:

  • Provide banking services for commercial banks.
  • Provide regulatory oversight of commercial banks.
  • Process checks for commercial banks.
  • Get newly printed currency into circulation.
  • Do economic analyses and monitor their district economies.
  • Offer limited services to the public.

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INDUCED SAVING

Household saving that depends on income or production (especially disposable income, national income, or even gross domestic product). That is, changes in income induce changes in saving. Induced saving reflects the fundamental psychological law put forth by John Maynard Keynes. It is measured by the marginal propensity to save (MPS) and is reflected by the positive slope of saving line. The alternative to induced saving is autonomous saving, which does not depend on income.

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