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DISTRIBUTED CORPORATE PROFITS: More commonly termed dividends, this is the portion of a corporation's after-tax accounting profit that's paid to shareholders or owners. Corporate managers usually try to pay the shareholders some minimum dividend that's comparable to returns from other financial markets--such as the interest on government securities or corporate bonds--to keep the owners from selling off the company's stock. That portion of after-tax accounting profit that's not paid out as dividends is typically invested in capital.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 1: Getting Started Page: 4 of 24

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  • The basic production possibilities analysis.
  • How the production possibilities analysis can be used to (a) help answer the "What?" question of allocation, (b) understand basic macroeconomic concepts, and (c) work with graphical analysis.
  • The four assumptions of production possibilities analysis-two goods, fixed resources, fixed technology, and technical efficiency.
  • The limitations of production possibilities analysis-it tells us what is possible, not what is best.


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SECOND-DEGREE PRICE DISCRIMINATION

A form of price discrimination in which a seller charges different prices for different quantities of a good. This also goes by the name block pricing. Second-degree price discrimination is possible because decidedly different quantities are purchased by different types of buyers with different demand elasticities. This is one of three price discrimination degrees. The others are first-degree price discrimination and third-degree price discrimination.

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