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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, EXPENDITURES: A method of estimating gross domestic product (GDP) based on identifying the aggregate expenditures (consumption, investment, government purchases, and net exports) made by the four basic macroeconomic sectors (household, business, government, and foreign). This is one of two methods used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the National Income and Product Accounts to estimate gross domestic product.

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Lesson 3: Scarcity | Unit 5: THE Problem Page: 15 of 17

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An important aspect of scarcity is the fact that almost nothing is free.
  • That's why economists are fond of saying: 'There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
We have always faced limited resources and we've always wanted more than we can produce.
  • Scarcity is definitely THE Economic Problem.
  • Everything we do from in economic terms-production, consumption, working, attending college-is directed toward this problem.
  • Scarcity is important to many, perhaps even all, other human activities.
  • Education? Without scarcity, education is not needed.
  • Government? Without scarcity, government is not needed.
  • What about vacations, religion, television?

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REQUIRED RESERVES

The reserves (vault cash and Federal Reserve deposits) that banks are required by government to keep to back up deposits. The primary use of required reserves is to process daily checkable deposit transactions. The government regulator in charge of setting reserve requires is the Federal Reserve System. Required reserves are usually in the range of 3 to 10 percent for checkable deposits and substantially less (0 percent) for savings deposits. Any legal reserves held by banks over those required to back deposits, termed excess reserves or free reserves, are available for interest-generating loans.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time searching for a specialty store seeking to buy either a genuine down-filled pillow or one of those "hang in there" kitty cat posters. Be on the lookout for high interest rates.
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Post WWI induced hyperinflation in German in the early 1900s raised prices by 726 million times from 1918 to 1923.
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