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LABOR UNION: An organization of workers or employees who act jointly to negotiate with their employers over wages, fringe benefits, working conditions, and other facets of employment. The main function of unions is to provide a balance for the market control exerted over labor by big business.

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Lesson 6: Supply | Unit 5: Scarcity Page: 18 of 19

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Supply is directly connected to the scarcity problem, especially limited resources.
  • Scarcity exists because society has limited resources, but unlimited wants and needs.
  • Markets were developed as a means of addressing the problem of scarcity:
    • The supply side of the market comes from the 'limited resources' side of the scarcity problem.
    • The demand side of the market comes from the 'unlimited wants and needs' side of the scarcity problem.

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EFFICIENCY

Generating the most possible satisfaction from a given amount of resources. Efficiency means that this satisfaction of wants and needs cannot be increased by producing more of one good and less of another. This is one of the five economic goals and one of two microeconomic goals. The other goals are full employment, stability, economic growth, and equity.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time strolling around a discount warehouse buying club hoping to buy either an AC adapter for your CD player or storage boxes for your family photos. Be on the lookout for the last item on a shelf.
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