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OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING: Houses that are, quite simply, occupied by the owners. A person, or family, owns a house and lives in it. The contrast is with rental property, in which owners rent their houses out to others. Owner-occupied housing is important for the estimation of gross domestic product because it involves current production but has no market transactions. As such, the value of housing services have to be estimated before inclusion in gross domestic product.

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Lesson 3: Scarcity | Unit 2: Resources Page: 6 of 17

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We have limited resources. Limited resources can be free or scarce.
  • Scarce Resource. A resource is scarce if it can't produce all of the goods people want it to produce.
  • Scarce resource and scarcity are related. Scarcity is the society-wide condition in which resources are limited related to all wants and needs. Scarce resource is the condition that applies to a specific resource.
  • Free Resources. A resource is free if it can produce all of the goods people want it to produce and then some. We can have free resources, even though society faces the condition of scarcity.

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HYPOTHESIS

A reasonable proposition about the workings of the world that is inspired or implied by a theory and which may or may not be true. A hypothesis is essentially a prediction made by a theory that can be compared with observations in the real world. A hypothesis usually takes the form: "If A, then also B." The essence of the scientific method is to test, or verify, hypotheses against real world data. If supported by data over and over again, a hypothesis becomes a principle.

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Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, an accomplished mathematician and economist.
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