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DISINVESTMENT: A drop in the total quantity of capital in the economy because the depreciation of existing capital is greater than investment in new capital. In other words, the capital we have is wearing out faster than we're replacing it with new stuff. This isn't good. At best, it limits economic growth and might even cause the economy's pie to shrink if increases in other resources don't kick in.

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Lesson 6: Supply | Unit 1: Selling Basics Page: 4 of 19

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  • Supply as the range of prices and quantities that sellers are willing and able to sell at different prices.
  • Why sellers must be both willing and able to sell a good to have a supply. While willingness can influence some supply, ability, which is based on production cost, is more important.
  • Why supply includes a range of prices and quantities, not just a specific quantity.
  • Why supply is analyzed during a given time period.
  • That supply price as the minimum price sellers would be willing and able to accept for a given quantity.
  • That quantity supplied is the specific quantity sellers would be willing and able to sell at a specific price.


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PRICE INDEX

A measure of the average of a group of prices calculated as a ratio to prices in a given time period (that is, a base year). A price index is primarily used to compare relative prices, or changes in the group prices over time. Such an index is a handy indicator of overall price trends. Two common price indexes that surface in the study of macroeconomics are the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the GDP price deflator. Both are used to indicate the macroeconomy's average price level and to estimate the inflation rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (the Dow), Standard & Poor's 500, and the NASDAQ are well-known indexes of stock market prices.

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