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CAPITAL DEPRECIATION: The wearing out, breaking down, or technological obsolescence of physical capital that results from use in the production of goods and services. To paraphrase an old saying, "You can't make a car without breaking a few socket wrenches." In other words, when capital is used over and over again to produce goods and services, it wears down from such use.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 2: The Schedule Page: 6 of 24

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Tradeoff between the production of jogging shoes and clock calibrators.
  • Resources are limited: Producing more of one good necessarily means producing less of the other.
  • This tradeoff represents the concept of opportunity cost.
  • Opportunity cost tells us how many pairs of jogging shoes are given up to produce each additional quartz clock calibrator.
  • Opportunity cost of first calibrator is 5 pairs of shoes.
  • Opportunity cost of second calibrator is 5 pairs of shoes.

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GOLDSMITH MONEY CREATION

An illustration of the basic money creation process undertaken by banks using the hypothetical activities of a hypothetical goldsmith. The goldsmith profession of Medieval Europe provides insight into the modern banking business, including the seemingly magical ability of banks to create valuable money out of inputs with significantly less value.

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Okun's Law posits that the unemployment rate increases by 1% for every 2% gap between real GDP and full-employment real GDP.
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