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GOVERNMENT POLICIES: Government actions designed to affect economic activity and pursue one or more economic goals. Also called economic policies. The four common types of government policies are: fiscal, monetary, regulatory, and judicial.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 3: The Curve Page: 13 of 24

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  • How to construct a production possibilities curve using the numbers in a production possibilities schedule.
  • How to calculate the slope of a production possibilities curve and how that slope relates to opportunity cost.
  • How the law of increasing opportunity cost gives rise to the convex (bowed out) shape of the production possibilities curve.


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FOREIGN TRADE

The exchange of goods and services between the domestic sector of a given nation and its foreign sector (that is, other nations of the world). Also termed international trade when viewed from the perspective of the global economy, this exchange of production is comparable to any exchange, except that buyers and sellers are from different countries. Key insight from the study of foreign trade includes the law of comparative advantage and trade protection policies.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time wandering around the shopping mall seeking to buy either a case for your designer sunglasses or arch supports for your shoes. Be on the lookout for defective microphones.
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Francis Bacon (1561-1626), a champion of the scientific method, died when he caught a severe cold while attempting to preserve a chicken by filling it with snow.
"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. "

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