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DISCRETIONARY MONETARY POLICY: Explicit changes in the money supply and/or interest rates (monetary policy) that are made with the expressed goal of stabilizing business cycles, reducing unemployment, and/or lowering inflation. Discretionary fiscal policy is a similar type of policy.

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Some times the differences between these four resource types are not clear cut.
  • What is the difference between entrepreneurship and labor? Do they have membership cards?
  • What is the difference between labor and capital? Aren't people produced?
  • What is the difference between land and capital? Is farmland natural or is it produced like capital?

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CARTEL

A formal agreement between businesses in the same industry, usually on an international scale, to gain market control, raise the market price, and otherwise act like a monopoly. The most famous international cartel is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which seeks to exert control over the world oil market. Other cartels have existed, or still exist, in the global markets for uranium, diamonds, long distance telephone services, and airlines.

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Junk bonds are so called because they have a better than 50% chance of default, carrying a Standard & Poor's rating of CC or lower.
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