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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 2: The Schedule Page: 7 of 24

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Opportunity cost is greater as we produce more calibrators. Why?
  • The law of increasing opportunity cost which says that the opportunity cost of producing a good increases as more and more of the good is produced.
  • Third rule of inequality. All resources are not equally suited to produce all goods.
  • First calibrator (A to B) uses resources best suited for calibrators and least suited for shoes.
  • Tenth calibrator (J to K) uses resources least suited for calibrators and best suited for shoes.
  • As more of a good is produced and supplied, opportunity cost increases.

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INTERMEDIATE GOODS

Goods (and services) that are used as inputs or components in the production of other goods. Intermediate goods are combined into the production of finished products, or what are termed final goods. Unlike final goods, intermediate goods will be further processed before sold as final goods. Because gross domestic product seeks to measure the market value of final goods, and because the value of intermediate goods are included in the value of final goods, market transactions that capture the value of intermediate goods are not included separately in gross domestic product. To do so creates the problem of double counting.

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